Hepatitis Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Other Forms of Hepatitis...0780807499
Hepatitis sourcebook; basic consumer health information about hepatitis A Hepatitis A Definition
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It varies in severity, running an acute course, generally starting within two to six weeks after contact with the virus, and lasting no , hepatitis B Hepatitis B Definition
Hepatitis B is a potentially serious form of liver inflammation due to infection by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It occurs in both rapidly developing (acute) and long-lasting (chronic) forms, and is one of the most common chronic , hepatitis C Hepatitis C Definition
Hepatitis C is a form of liver inflammation that causes primarily a long-lasting (chronic) disease. Acute (newly developed) hepatitis C is rarely observed as the early disease is generally quite mild. , and other forms of hepatitis...
Ed. by Sandra J. Judd.
This reference provides basic consumer health information about all types of hepatitis, including autoimmune hepatitis Hepatitis, Autoimmune Definition
A form of liver inflammation in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells.
Autoimmunity causes the body's defense mechanisms to turn against itself. , nonalcoholic non·al·co·hol·ic
A beverage usually containing less than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume. steatohepatitis, and toxin-induced hepatitis. The articles have been compiled from government agencies, nonprofit organizations and periodicals and describe risk factors, prevention, transmission, screening and diagnostic methods, treatment options, and current research initiatives. The volume begins with an introduction to liver physiology and an overview of hepatitis and the populations most at risk. It concludes with a glossary and a list of resources for additional help and information.
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