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Hepatitis HBV

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) testing service, along with consultation and proper treatment.

What is hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a virus that can lead to chronic hepatitis. This infection can affect people of all genders and ages. Common symptoms of acute hepatitis B infection include high fever, yellowing of the skin and eyes, and elevated liver function values. If left untreated, acute hepatitis B can progress to the chronic stage of the disease.

How can hepatitis B be transmitted?

Hepatitis B can be transmitted through blood, secretions, and semen. People can become infected with HBV through the following means:

  • Having vaginal or anal sex with someone who has hepatitis B.
  • Sharing syringes with people who have hepatitis B.
  • Genetic transmission of hepatitis B from mother to child.

What symptoms do people infected with hepatitis B experience?

After being exposed to the hepatitis B virus, the average incubation period for hepatitis B is 90 days before symptoms develop. The symptoms of the disease can be divided into 2 stages:

  1. Acute phase
    Common symptoms of hepatitis B during the acute phase include high fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, loose stools, dark urine, gray stools, joint pain, and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Acute hepatitis B can progress to chronic hepatitis B.
  2. Chronic phase
    Chronic hepatitis B is important because 25% of individuals with the condition can develop cirrhosis and liver cancer, potentially leading to death.

What are the screening methods for hepatitis B infection?

Screening for hepatitis B involves testing for the hepatitis B virus (HBV) or HBsAg and checking for protective immunity against HBV or Anti-HBs in the blood to determine if vaccination is necessary to prevent hepatitis B infection.

Hepatitis B Infection Screening Service at PSK Clinic

The primary method involves blood tests to check for infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBsAg) and to determine immunity against hepatitis B infection (Anti-HBs).

Preparation steps:

  1. Consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment information.
  2. The doctor will collect a urine sample for laboratory testing, which takes only 15-20 minutes.
  3. You will receive the results within 45 minutes after the blood draw.

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