Published January 1995
by Abbe Pub Assn of Washington Dc .
Written in English
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Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver. If left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years. But with modern treatments, it's usually possible to cure the infection, and most people with it will have a normal life expectancy. Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is transmitted by blood, semen or other body fluid from an infected person. A woman with hepatitis B can infect her infant with the virus during childbirth. All pregnant women pdf icon [PDFKB] are given a blood test for hepatitis B as part of their prenatal care or when they arrive at the hospital to give birth. Hepatitis C, formerly called non-A, non-B hepatitis, is also transmitted by contaminated blood transfusions and by sharing of needles among drug abusers, although in many cases no source can be identified. It is the most common form of chronic liver disease in the United States. Many of those infected have no symptoms but become carriers. Hepatitis C. In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS, eds. Red Book®: REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES. American Academy of Pediatrics; ;
This book on Hepatitis B and C contains very useful and recent information about the general characteristics of these common types of chronic liver infections. Referred to as Hepatitis B, there are three chapters describing the main epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic, and prognosis aspects. The molecular variants for HBsAg, its genotyping, and their clinical implications are fully analyzed. The Hep C handbook gives an extensive medical perspective for anyone dealing with hepatitis C. Though somewhat more technical than other books available on this subject the book is a comprehensive resource including many testimonials from those living with thie by: 9. This book is a narrative of one man's battle against hepatitis c. Some of his ideas are a bit too strong minded than the average ability to do,but overall, where there is a will there is a he proves it by a careful control in his character,he manages to overcome hepatitis c completely/5(20). “Hepatitis C Choices is the most thoughtfully produced patient education book around. It covers every aspect of hepatitis C diagnosis, care, and health management. The book presents a fair and comprehensive review of both traditional and complementary therapies.
Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation and infection of the liver. This condition develops after being infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). This book is a comprehensive guide to hepatitis C, which affects about 3 percent of the world's population—3 to 4 million people in the United States alone. Some people with acute hepatitis C infection will be cured without any treatment, but when hepatitis C becomes chronic it may cause cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a nonenveloped RNA virus classified as a picornavirus. HAV is transmitted through direct person- to-person contact (fecal–oral transmission) or through ingestion of contaminated food or water. HAV can survive in the environment for prolonged periods at low pH. Freezing does not inactivate HAV, and it can be. The result is a comprehensive account on all aspects of viral hepatitis, including rapid advances in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of a complex infection, which in the case of hepatitis B, C and D may lead to severe complications including chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.