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Hepatitis (Hardback)

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Hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver, but it also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver. There are several types of viral hepatitis, but the most common are A, B, and C. Viral hepatitis is spread through contact with infected blood, bodily fluids, or feces, though it may also result from alcohol and drug use or from other diseases. Acute hepatitis refers to the initial infection and can be mild or severe; chronic hepatitis refers to a serious condition in which the infection lasts six months or longer. Currently, vaccines are available for the prevention of hepatitis A and B viruses. This second edition of Hepatitis delves into the history, causes, and current treatments for this disease, giving valuable information to student researchers. Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization Chapters include: The Phases of Hepatitis Symptoms of Hepatitis Inflammation and Immune Response Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C

Children'sPersonal & social issuesBody & healthMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineHepatology Publisher: Facts On File Inc Publication Date: 15/09/2011 ISBN-13: 9781617530166  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alan Hecht, D.C., is a practicing chiropractor in New York. He is an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College and Nassau Community College and an adjunct associate professor at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. Dr. Hecht received a B.S. in biology - pre-medical studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an M.S. in basic medical sciences from the New York University School of Medicine, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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