viral hepatitis


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Noun1.viral hepatitis - hepatitis caused by a virus
hepatitis - inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin
hepatitis A, infectious hepatitis - an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter
hepatitis B, 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
hepatitis C - a viral hepatitis clinically indistinguishable from hepatitis B but caused by a single-stranded RNA virus; usually transmitted by parenteral means (as injection of an illicit drug or blood transfusion or exposure to blood or blood products)
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After detection of DIH or acute viral hepatitis, the potentially hepatotoxic drugs isoniazid, rifampicin and pyrazinamide were immediately stopped.
The sample was subsequently given to the Center of Excellence in Viral Hepatitis, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, for molecular diagnosis and then stored at -70[degrees]C, where specific precautions implemented for handling highly infectious disease specimens such as H5N1 influenza virus were observed.
All forms of viral hepatitis cause up to 15,000 deaths annually in the United States, and it is estimated that one third of the US population will be infected with viral hepatitis at some point in their lives.
Viral hepatitis B or C is the most common liver disease and accounts for about 80 per cent of all hepatocellular carcinomas.
This year the sponsor, iMedOptions, is beginning a similar meeting on viral hepatitis.
People with bleeding disorders like hemophilia are unlikely to contract viral hepatitis from the blood products they must receive, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control.
Heavy consumption of alcohol contributes more to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma than viral hepatitis and diabetes mellitus, reported Dr.
The million-dollar question for Abbott and other scientists is whether the G viruses account for the substantial number of viral hepatitis cases not linked to hepatitis A through E.
Viral hepatitis is the most common of the serious contagious diseases caused by several viruses that attack the liver.
The website holds a wealth of resources ranging from information on Hispanics/Latinos and viral hepatitis to tools on how to engage Hispanic/Latino communities on a range of events, including hepatitis C testing.
We are committed to developing a therapy for the most insidious form of viral hepatitis, Hepatitis Delta, particularly as no FDA-approved therapies are currently available," said David Cory, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eiger.
Prior Information Notice: Regular supply of diagnostic kits and other medical products (consumables) for the screening of donated blood for transmissible infections - aids, viral hepatitis b and c and syphilis in five lots for the needs of ntsth-sofia and rtsth - pleven, g .

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