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The encyclopedia of hepatitis and other liver diseases

by James H. Chow

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Published by Facts On File in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Liver -- Diseases -- Encyclopedias,
  • Hepatitis -- Encyclopedias,
  • Hepatitis -- Encyclopedias -- English,
  • Liver Diseases -- Encyclopedias -- English

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJames H. Chow, Cheryl Chow.
    GenreEncyclopedias., Encyclopedias
    ContributionsChow, Cheryl, 1952-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC845 .C46 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3403364M
    ISBN 100816057109
    LC Control Number2005018489

    Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that primarily affects the liver. During the initial infection people often have mild or no symptoms. Occasionally a fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, and yellow tinged skin occurs. The virus persists in the liver in about 75% to 85% of those initially infected. Early on chronic infection typically has no cations: Liver failure, liver cancer, . disease, autoimmune liver diseases, genetic liver diseases and liver cancer. Our experts in the Cleveland Clinic Diges-tive Disease Institute were ranked second in the nation by & World Report in its Best Hospitals Survey. Seeking treatment as soon as possible is critical when it comes to many liver diseases. Don’t delay. We can File Size: KB.

    Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin MD, PhD, GéRard Huchon MD, in Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (Sixth Edition), Chronic Active Hepatitis. Chronic active hepatitis, an increasingly frequent liver disease that is characterized by diffuse parenchymal inflammation and hepatic cell necrosis, may be caused by viral hepatitis (most commonly hepatitis C virus), autoimmune disorders. Hepatitis A. You usually get it when you eat or drink something that's got the virus in it. It's the least risky type because it almost always gets better on its own. It doesn't lead to long-term.

    Hepatitis C, infectious disease of the liver, the causative agent of which is known as hepatitis C virus (HCV). About million people worldwide have chronic HCV infection, making hepatitis C a major source of chronic liver disease. Learn more about its transmission, symptoms, and treatment. Cirrhosis of the liver - illustration. A chronic liver disease which causes damage to liver tissue, scarring of the liver (fibrosis; nodular regeneration), progressive decrease in liver function, excessive fluid in the abdomen (ascites), bleeding disorders (coagulopathy), increased pressure in the blood vessels (portal hypertension), and brain function disorders (hepatic encephalopathy).


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Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver brought on by viral infections, autoimmune diseases, alcohol abuse, exposure to toxins, or othercauses. It is most commonly associated with viral hepatitis, whichoccurs in several different types, but it has also been linked to forms ofcancer and other serious medical conditions such as -related health problems are a growing : $ The book contains more than articles, with several very lengthy ones covering the main liver ailments.

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Entries cowl indicators, cures, evaluation, checks, social factors, and relatively extra. The book contains more than articles, with several very lengthy ones covering the main liver ailments.

Entries include Alcoholic liver disease, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis C, Liver cancer, Liver transplantation, andVaccines for viral hepatitis. Entries covering diseases of the liver discuss current and future treatments as well as : James H.

Chow, Cheryl Chow. The encyclopedia of hepatitis and other liver diseases, James H. Chow, Cheryl Chow. (hc: alk. paper), Toronto Public Library. It is useful not only for people with liver disease, but also their families and friends, nurses and other allied health professionals." - Sergio Lawrence - "This book contains a veritable encyclopedia of information concerning the various forms of Liver Diseases.

The book is written in language that non-medical people can readily understand/5(13). Hepatitis Definition Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Infectious or viral hepatitis is caused by a viral infection.

The three most common forms of viral hepatitis recognized to cause liver disease are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C (previously called hepatitis non-A, non-B). Hepatitis can be incurred as a complication of several other disorders in addition to viral infection, among them amebic dysentery, cirrhosis of the liver, and mononucleosis.

Also, alcohol, carbon tetrachloride, some tranquilizers and antibiotics, and many other substances can produce a toxic reaction in the liver, resulting in toxic hepatitis. The most common liver diseases are as follows: Viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A spreads through contaminated water and food.

Hepatitis B may be transmitted through transfusions, cuts, kissing, tooth brushing, ear piercing, tattooing, dental work, or during sexual contact.

Hepatitis C primarily spreads through infected blood. The Encyclopedia of Hepatitis and Other Liver Diseases is a comprehensive guide to recognizing and understanding these disorders.

More than entries provide an overview of symptoms, treatments, research, tests, and social issues. Get this from a library. The encyclopedia of hepatitis and other liver diseases. [James H Chow; Cheryl Chow] -- Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver brought on by viral infections, autoimmune diseases, alcohol abuse, exposure to toxins, or other causes.

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue. Some people with hepatitis have no symptoms, whereas others develop yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes (), poor appetite, vomiting, tiredness, abdominal pain, and tis is acute if it resolves within six months, and chronic if it lasts longer than six months.

Acute hepatitis can resolve on its own, progress to Causes: Viruses, alcohol, toxins, autoimmune. Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A, caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), is the most common worldwide. The onset of hepatitis A usually occurs 15 to 45 days after exposure to the virus, and some infected individuals, especially children, exhibit no clinical the majority of cases, no special treatment other than bed rest is required; most recover fully from the disease.

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It's commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of : April Kahn.

cirrhosis (sərō´səs), degeneration of tissue in an organ resulting in fibrosis, with nodule and scar term is most often used in relation to the liver, because that organ is most often involved in cirrhosis.

Cirrhosis of the liver interferes with the liver's metabolism of nutrients, detoxification of the blood, bile production, and other normal functions (see liver); its.

Hepatitis D, or delta hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by a virus (HDV) unrelated to the viruses that cause hepatitis A, B, and C. HDV is sometimes called the delta agent. Discovered only inthe hepatitis D virus can replicate (multiply) only in patients infected with HBV.

Hepatitis is a disease of the liver. In hepatitis, the liver is inflamed. There can be several reasons why the liver is inflamed. For this reason there are several kinds of hepatitis. The most common forms are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Most cases of Hepatitis are caused by viruses. Some forms are caused by bacteria, fungi or. Conditions can also cause hepatitis in children. These can include autoimmune liver disease.

For this disease, your child’s immune system makes antibodies that attack the liver. This causes inflammation that leads to hepatitis. Hepatitis B is spread when blood from an infected person enters.

The liver has many jobs, including changing food into energy and cleaning alcohol and poisons from the blood. The liver also makes bile, a yellowish-green liquid that helps with digestion. There are many kinds of liver diseases.

Viruses cause some of them, like hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Others can be the result of drugs, poisons Author: U.S. Government. Unlike hepatitis A, which seems to affect only humans, hepatitis E has been found in deer, pigs, rats, and other animals, and can be spread by uncooked meat or shellfish.

Mortality rates are generally low (around 2 percent) with hepatitis E; however, pregnant women are at high risk of liver failure from the disease.Cirrhosis is a major risk factor for the later development of liver cancer.

Hepatitis — A viral disease characterized by inflammation of the liver cells (hepatocytes). People infected with hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus are at an increased risk for developing liver cancer.In occult cases, Hepatitis B virus is present by HBV DNA, but testing for HBsAg is negative.

High consumption of alcohol can lead to several forms of liver disease including alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. In the earlier stages of alcoholic liver disease, Diagnostic method: Liver function tests.