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What is Hepatitis B ?

The hepatitis B virus is a hepadnavirus which is transmitted by bodily fluids: blood, semen, vaginal secretions. A hepadnavirus is a grouping of viruses... lire la suite

What is Hepatitis B ?

The hepatitis B virus is a hepadnavirus which is transmitted by bodily fluids: blood, semen, vaginal secretions. A hepadnavirus is a grouping of viruses that cause infections of the liver in humans.

Hepatitis B is transmitted, therefore, during unprotected sex, even oral sex. But also by contact of blood with contaminated material.

The virus particularly attacks liver cells. It infects and reproduces in them, causing their destruction. The hepatitis B virus is therefore responsible for potentially fatal liver diseases : cirrhosis, carcinoma, lymphoma. The likelihood of an infection becoming chronic depends on the age at which the person was infected. In adults, less than 5% of those infected will otherwise have a chronic infection. Unlike children and infants, 80% to 90% of those infected during the first year of life subsequently develop a chronic infection.

Around 280,000 people suffer from hepatitis B in France.

There is a vaccine against hepatitis B, given in childhood. Safe and effective, it protects from 98 to 100% against the disease. At the present stage of medicine, there is no cure for hepatitis B, but certain drugs are prescribed to patients that only slow the progression of the disease in an attempt to avoid damage to the liver. liver.

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