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 nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?
- Q Are women more vulnerable to liver disease than men?
- Q Are older people more vulnerable to liver disease?
- Q What causes liver disease?
- Q How does my diet affect my risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
- Q What is liver disease?