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 a hepatologist?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with liver disease?
- Q What are the most common problems with the liver?
- Q Can liver disease be inherited?
- Q What are the main diseases and destructors of the liver?
- Q What is liver disease?