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 Are women more vulnerable to liver disease than men?
- Q What is liver toxicity?
- Q What are the most common problems with the liver?
- Q Are primary biliary cirrhosis and primary biliary cholangitis the same?
- Q What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?
- Q Who is mostly affected by primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)?