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Diseases » Chronic Hepatitis B » Summary
 

What is Chronic Hepatitis B?

What is Chronic Hepatitis B?

A long term hepatitis B liver inflammation. Hepatitis B is an infectious hepatitis. Most people recover from hepatitis ...more »

  • Chronic Hepatitis B: Chronic form of HepB liver infection.

Chronic Hepatitis B: Introduction

Types of Chronic Hepatitis B:

Broader types of Chronic Hepatitis B:

How many people get Chronic Hepatitis B?

Prevalance of Chronic Hepatitis B: 750,000 people in the United States (NIAID)
Prevalance Rate of Chronic Hepatitis B: approx 1 in 362 or 0.28% or 750,000 people in USA [about data]
Worldwide prevalence: 360 million people worldwide for Hepatitis B (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
Prevalance of Chronic Hepatitis B: There are an estimated 1.5 million HBV carriers in the U.S. and 300 million carriers worldwide. (Source: excerpt from Hepatitis: NWHIC)

How serious is Chronic Hepatitis B?

Complications of Chronic Hepatitis B: see complications of Chronic Hepatitis B

What causes Chronic Hepatitis B?

Causes of Chronic Hepatitis B: see causes of Chronic Hepatitis B
Risk factors for Chronic Hepatitis B: see risk factors for Chronic Hepatitis B

What are the symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis B?

Symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis B: see symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis B

Complications of Chronic Hepatitis B: see complications of Chronic Hepatitis B

Can anyone else get Chronic Hepatitis B?

Contagion of Chronic Hepatitis B: Spread by blood, sexual fluids, bodily fluids, or breast milk. Not spread by casual contact such as handshakes.
More information: see contagiousness of Chronic Hepatitis B
Inheritance: see inheritance of Chronic Hepatitis B

Chronic Hepatitis B: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chronic Hepatitis B.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chronic Hepatitis B.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Chronic Hepatitis B: see treatments for Chronic Hepatitis B
Research for Chronic Hepatitis B: see research for Chronic Hepatitis B

Society issues for Chronic Hepatitis B


Hospitalization statistics for Chronic Hepatitis B: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Chronic Hepatitis B:

  • 0.007% (903) of hospital consultant episodes were for chronic hepatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic hepatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic hepatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic hepatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic hepatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for chronic hepatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for chronic hepatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Chronic Hepatitis B:

Organs and body systems related to Chronic Hepatitis B include:

Name and Aliases of Chronic Hepatitis B

Main name of condition: Chronic Hepatitis B

Class of Condition for Chronic Hepatitis B: viral

Other names or spellings for Chronic Hepatitis B:

Chronic Hepatitis B: Related Conditions

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