Hepatitis is an inflammatory liver disease caused by the hepatitis B and C virus. The disease is transmitted by the infected person's blood or other body fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluid). In areas where the disease is common, the hepatitis B virus is transmitted to the child at birth. Hepatitis B virus is not transmitted by contaminated water and food like Hepatitis A or by being in the same environment as people in the workplace, hugging, embracing, coughing, sneezing, using the same fork /knife. There is no insect or animal carrying the virus.
PAU Hospitals Department of Gastroenterology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Çelik made explanations about hepatitis, symptoms and treatment;
In the early period, when the person did not have any complaints, within a few weeks;
It can cause symptoms such as jaundice, dark urination, excessive fatigue-weakness, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain.
Those who travel to areas where the disease is frequently seen,
Patients who have to take blood regularly, blood donors, dialysis patients, organ transplant patients,
People being in relationship with hepatitis B carriers,
People living in mass living areas such as nursing homes, dormitories, orphanages, prisons,
Health sector employees,
Blood and blood products related units,
Unprotected sexual intercourse.
Although the treatment of the disease is available, the best way is to prevent the disease. Vaccine is available. Especially in countries where the disease is widespread, vaccines should be given to children who have not previously been vaccinated with hepatitis B and individuals over the age of 18.
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can be diagnosed with a simple blood test and the patients can be treated successfully.
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