Is liver disease contagious?

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.

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Liver Disease Causes and Risk Factors

Liver Disease Causes and Risk Factors

There are several possible causes of liver disease, including excessive consumption of alcohol, birth defects, environmental toxins, malnutrition and even certain medications. Any activities that expose you to hepatitis, such as s...

exual activity and getting tattoos also increase your risk. Learn more about liver disease risk factors and causes with expert advice from Sharecare.

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