serum hepatitis


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serum hepatitis

serum hepatitis

n
(Pathology) a former name for hepatitis B

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.
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Noun1.serum hepatitis - 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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Second type transmitted parenterally was called serum hepatitis, later termed type B hepatitis.
Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma across a biological gradient of serum hepatitis B virus DNA level JAMA 2006; 295: 65-73.
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Rapid and sensitive method for the detection of serum hepatitis B virus DNA using the polymerase chain reaction technique.
Among the non-drinkers studied, 46 percent had an early virologic response; 26 percent had no detectable serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) ribonucleic acid at week 20; 22 percent had no detectable serum at week 48; and 11 percent had a sustained virologic response.
Serum hepatitis B virus DNA levels and liver histology in inactive HBsAg carriers.
Sex differences in relation to serum hepatitis B e antigen and alanine aminotransferase levels among asymptomatic hepatitis B surface antigen carriers.
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However, serum hepatitis B DNA is costly and not routinely performed in South Africa, especially in the public sector.
Patients were included in the study if they were positive for serum hepatitis B surface antigen or C antibodies and had persistently elevated serum aminotransferase concentrations greater than 1.
Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma across biological gradient of serum hepatitis B virus DNA level.

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