hepatitis B

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Synonyms for 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

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Improvement of serum aminotransferase levels after phlebotomy in patients with chronic active hepatitis C and excess hepatic iron.
In the present study, the prevalence of TTV in patients with chronic active hepatitis was 21.5 per cent which was higher than reported by earlier Indian studies (10,30).
Assessment of the relationship between serial serum transaminase levels and liver disease in 82 renal allograft recipients with HCV showed that among patients with persistently normal transaminase values, liver biopsy revealed normal or minimal changes in 10, chronic persistent hepatitis C virus in 2, and chronic active hepatitis in 1.
"Treatment with thymic extract TFX for chronic active hepatitis B." Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis, 1991; 39(5-6):537.
OXO Chemie AG, South San Francisco, has initiated Phase 2 clinical trials of their macrophage-regulating drug, MACROKINE(R) (WF10), in patients with chronic active hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease.
The rescissions were based on the results of his pre-employment physical examinations, which revealed a liver problem associated with asymptomatic chronic active hepatitis C.
Genetic factors may also play a role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune chronic active hepatitis. [9]
Miss Passey, from Lichfield, spent much of her childhood in hospital after being diagnosed with chronic active hepatitis at the age of eight.
In chronic active hepatitis, 25% progress to liver disease with significant fibrosis and necrosis and possible portal hypertension with ascites (Bader, 1996).
Sally, of Yardley, Birmingham, had the operation following years of suffering from chronic active hepatitis.
Autoimmune chronic active hepatitis, now termed autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), is a condition of unknown aetiology, characterized by progressive destruction of liver parenchyma, often leading to hepatic fibrosis and subsequent cirrhosis, and responding to immunosuppressive therapy with steroids with or without azathioprine [1].
All that ended--or rather switched gears--in 1990 when Naomi learned she had chronic active hepatitis C, a potentially life-threatening liver disease.
Of these, one also had hepatocellular carcinoma, and another also had chronic active hepatitis and died during the study period.
Coinfection usually resolves; superinfection, however, frequently causes chronic HDV infection and chronic active hepatitis. Both types of infection may cause fulminant hepatitis.
The substance has a few fans among researchers who have used it to treat a variety of conditions, including chickenpox and chronic active hepatitis. But perhaps because no one is sure just what it is, transfer factor has never really caught on as a therapeutic agent.
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