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Is HBV-associated Glomerulonephritis Infectious

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-08-27 17:23

HBV-associated Glomerulonephritis is a serious secondary disease of hepatitis B. Many patients consult the question" Is HBV-associated Glomerulonephritis infectious?" This article will give you a clear reply.

HBV- associate Glomerulonephritis itself will not infect others, but the hepatitis B will and then cause kidney damage indirectly. HBV can cause kidney damage in the following ways:

HBV mainly exists blood and it can affect many body tissues and systems. When it involves kidneys, it can cause direct damage to kidneys. It is one cause of HBV-associated Glomerulonephritis.

On the other hand, when HBV invades into body, HBV antigens can stimulate the immune system to produce relative antibodies. When antigens encounter antibodies in blood, they will form large immune complexes. Then, the immune complexes enter kidneys and deposit in tiny blood vessels. They can activate complement and attract inflammatory factors persistently, thus leading to inflammatory response in kidneys.

Therefore, it is very important to prevent HBV from infecting others. The following ways can help.

1. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis B.

2. HBV can infected others through blood and other body fluid such as semen and vaginal secretion. Therefore, donating blood and sexual life should be avoided.

3. HBV can be transmitted through touching. Therefore, you should avoid sharing toothbrush, nail scissors and shaver, etc with others.

If HBV is controlled and prevented effectively, the incidence of HBV-associated Glomerulonephritis will reduce greatly.

Up to now, while there is no cure for the disease, a proper treatment can prevent kidney damage and retrieve you a high-quality life.Kidney damage results from HBV and immune complexes in blood. If the hepatitis B is controlled very well and the immune complexes are cleared out, the further kidney damage will be prevented.

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