Liver disease is not contagious through casual interaction with an affected person. However, hepatitis, one cause of liver disease, can be transferred by blood, fecal contamination, and sexual contact. Liver disease can also be caused by infections related to contagious illnesses, such as chicken pox, although this is rare.
- Q What is liver toxicity?
- Q What is bile acid synthesis defect?
- Q What is a hepatologist?
- Q How does my diet affect my risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
- Q Are primary biliary cirrhosis and primary biliary cholangitis the same?
- Q Can liver disease be inherited?