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Infection with hepatitis B virus can cause acute or chronic infection of the liver. Many people are able to eliminate the virus and improve rapidly after acute hepatitis B. Some people may have a prolonged duration of the disease with very slow improvement over a period of several months. Some people may develop chronic hepatitis or a severe form of acute hepatitis called fulminate hepatitis.
Hepatitis B infection is suspected based on medical history, signs and symptoms. However hepatitis B is confirmed based on specific hepatitis B virus blood tests known as hepatitis 'markers' or 'serology.' Blood tests can also help to differentiate acute from chronic infection.