Hepatitus B

Were you looking for information about Hepatitis B? Hepatitus B is a common misspelling of hepatitis B.
 
Hepatitis B is one of several types of hepatitis (liver inflammation). It is estimated that 1.25 million Americans are chronically infected with this form of hepatitis -- and 20 to 30 percent of these people acquired their infection during childhood. Symptoms do not always occur with this form of hepatitis. When symptoms do occur, they may include things such as jaundice, fatigue, dark urine, and nausea.
 
Many acute cases of the condition get better on their own, but the chronic type often requires treatment with medications. Some examples of medications that can be used to treat the chronic type include telbivudine, entecavir, and lamivudine. The best way to prevent the condition is through the hepatitis B vaccine.
  
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