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 How does my diet affect my risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
- Q What causes liver disease?
- Q What increases my risk for liver disease?
- Q Can liver disease be inherited?
- Q How is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) treated?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with liver disease?