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 How does the liver regenerate?
- Q How can I protect my liver?
- Q Are women more vulnerable to liver disease than men?
- Q What is the rate of prevalence of liver disease?
- Q What increases my risk for liver disease?