hepatitis B

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hepatitis B

n.
A viral hepatitis that is either acute or chronic, caused by a DNA virus, and usually transmitted by infected blood products (as through transfusion), contaminated needles, or exposure to infected bodily fluids through sexual intercourse. It can cause chronic liver damage and cancer. Also called serum hepatitis.

hepatitis B

n
(Pathology) a form of hepatitis caused by a virus transmitted by infected blood (as in transfusions), contaminated hypodermic needles, sexual contact, or by contact with any other body fluid. Former name: serum hepatitis

hepatitis B


n.
a form of hepatitis caused by a DNA virus (hepatitis B virus) that persists in the blood and has a long incubation period: usu. transmitted by sexual contact or by injection or ingestion of infected blood or other bodily fluids. Also called serum hepatitis.

hepatitis B

Inflammation of the liver caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus carried by the blood.
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Noun1.hepatitis B - an acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids
viral hepatitis - hepatitis caused by a virus
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Key Words: Chronic hepatitis B, HBeAg, Seroprevalance
Although there is no cure, chronic hepatitis B can be a manageable disease.
37-43) The presence of steatosis is significantly more common in patients with chronic hepatitis C than in patients with either chronic hepatitis B or autoimmune hepatitis.
One hundered Chronic Hepatitis B patients diagnosed by Polymerase Chain Reaction were matched with 100 healthy persons, served as control, were selected for total and free thyroid hormones using ELISA, while serum proteins were estimated spectrophotometrically.
population but account for more than 50% of chronic hepatitis B cases.
Approximately 5,000 people each year die prematurely from chronic liver disease caused by chronic hepatitis B infection.
Only a small percentage of patients with chronic hepatitis B develop cirrhosis.
The investigators randomly assigned patients with proven chronic hepatitis B to two groups: 18 received the combination treatment and 21 were untreated.
Department of Health and Human Services, along with members of the National Task Force on Hepatitis B Expert Panel, have created a strategic plan, Goals and Strategies to Address Chronic Hepatitis B in Asian Americans/ Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Populations, which addresses the disproportionate impact of chronic hepatitis B in these minority communities.
have entered into an exclusive license agreement under which Pharmasset will develop and commercialize Clevudine, also known as L-FMAU, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in the Americas, Europe, and other select territories.
Two guidelines on Hepatitis B have also been published by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (Lok A, McMahon B: Chronic hepatitis B.
has announced that the European Union's Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products (CPMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA), has recommended granting Marketing Authorisation for Hepsera(TM) (adefovir dipivoxil) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in all 15 member states of the European Union.
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