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Cautionary Tale: 56 kids get HIV, hepatitis after blood transfusion

JODHPUR: At least 56 children suffering from thalassaemia tested positive for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C after receiving blood transfusion at government-run Umaid hospital in Jodhpur. They are among the 130 thalassaemic children registered with Jodhpur’s Marwar Thalassaemic Society, … Continue reading

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Madhya Pradesh leads in hepatitis cases

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has the maximum number of viral Hepatitis (A, B, C & E) cases in the country if data released by Union ministry of health and family welfare is to be believed. Hepatitis is a dreaded disease that’s … Continue reading

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Hepatitis and Breastfeeding

Mothers have a lot of questions about their babies when they are expecting. Mothers suffering Hepatitis are especially concerned about their little ones’ health so we answer a few questions that might help you prepare better.  Is it safe for … Continue reading

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How can I protect myself from Hepatitis as a health care worker?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all health care workers, emergency personnel, and other individuals who are exposed to blood or body fluids on the job, should be vaccinated against hepatitis B. The vaccine is safe and effective and … Continue reading

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Hepatitis and Dental Care

Hepatitis is a disease of concern and the management of a patient infected with it can be difficult and challenging. HBV and HCV can be transmitted by skin prick with infected, contaminated needles and syringes or through accidental inoculation of … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Counselling: Pre and Post Test Discussion

Pre-test discussion Pre-test discussion can be carried out by any suitably informed health professional. It need not be lengthy, subject to the needs of individual patients, as long as information is provided in a clear and concise way that the patient can … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C testing

Testing for hepatitis C should form part of the investigation of patients with unexplained abnormal liver function tests, or with unexplained jaundice. Groups to whom hepatitis C testing should be offered ■ People who have ever injected drugs in the … Continue reading

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