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Posted by: KIKI | 2008/01/24

HERPES HEPATITIS

Hi

A friend (healthy male, 38 years old) recently died after only about 7 days of illness. Cause of death - herpes hepatitis virus. How do you contract this disease, is it infectious, why was he not diagnosed while he was still alive?

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Hallo Kiki
Sjoe, dis ‘n raar siekte. Mense met ’n swak immuunstelsel soos pasiente op chemoterapie, HIV of bloedkanker en swanger vrouens is die mees kwesbaarste, maar daar is wel gevalle van relatief gesonde mense wat dit ook gekry het. Baie keer was dit voorafgegaan deur behandeling met tetrasiklien antibiotika, kortisoon of het die persoon lae bloed proteien gehad. Omtrent altyd was daar reeds ’n primere herpes infeksie ( erge mond koorsblare of brandwonde of so iets) . In hierdie raar gevalle veroorsaak die virus dat dele van die lewer weefsel doodgaan en die persoon dan lewerversaking kry. Koorsblare is aansteeklik, maar mense het gewoonlik genoeg immuniteit om die virus te vernietig. Miskien is hy nie vroeg genoeg gediagnoseer nie, juis omdat mens dit nie in so jong gesonde persoon hoegenaamd sal vermoed nie!
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Posted by: Bobo | 2008/09/20

Hi Dr, I have herpes and wonder how I got it &  how it was transmitted. please be more explicit is it the fluids ie semen, or is it blisters? can it be transmitted when there is no outbreak of blisters? can one get it thru oral sex?

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