|What is Peripheral Neuropathy|
|Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms|
|Types of Peripheral Neuropathy|
|Evaluation and Tests|
|Treatment and Therapy|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Types of Peripheral Neuropathy - Inflammatory
Hepatitis B virus can cause liver infection. The virus, transmitted through blood and bodily fluids that contain blood, attacks liver cells. Some hepatitis B patients will develop peripheral neuropathy.
Hepatitis B virus is spread mainly by direct contact with infected blood through unprotected sexual intercourse or sharing contaminated needles or syringes. About 90 to 95 percent of adults with hepatitis B will recover within six months and become immune from further infection. Patients who don't recover become carriers of the virus and can infect others, even if they do not show signs or symptoms of the disease. These chronic sufferers of hepatitis B may also develop severe liver damage including cirrhosis (scarring of liver tissue) or liver cancer. The likelihood of developing chronic hepatitis B is higher for younger patients.
While there is no cure for hepatitis B, there is a vaccine to protect against infection. The vaccination is taken in three doses over six months.
(Not all symptoms and signs may be present.)
EVALUATION AND TESTS
(Not all evaluation and tests may be necessary.)
TREATMENT AND THERAPY
(Not all treatments and therapies may be indicated.)