It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Hepatitis C, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B is mostly an acute disease but in some patients, it may become a chronic infection. Acute infections generally don’t require treatment and resolve on their own. Chronic infections may require antiviral medications, injections or in rare cases a liver transplant if the liver is badly damaged. Hepatitis B vaccine is available. Diagnosis is via a blood test. Liver ultrasound or biopsy may be required to assess liver damage.