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WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year. The publication of the … Continue reading

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Treating hepatitis co-infection in HIV affected is important: Expert

Co-infections of hepatitis viruses in HIV affected individuals is a major cause for concern and our medical experts should take cognizance of it, Prof. SP Thyagarajan, former vice-chancellor of Madras University and current Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research) at … Continue reading

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Coping with hepatitis B

After being diagnosed with a hepatitis B infection, it is very common to experience disturbing emotions.Coping with an unpredictable, chronic viral infection is a big challenge, compounded by the fact that you are a potential source of infection to others. … Continue reading

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Why Depression is Likely With Hepatitis C

As the most common blood borne viral infection today, the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease and affects an estimated 180 million people worldwide. Whether an HCV-infected person has not attempted standard therapy or … Continue reading

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HEPATITIS B: PERINATAL TRANSMISSION

Perinatal transmission is the most common mode of HBV transmission worldwide; ¬†However, the maternal screening programs and universal vaccination in newborns with active and passive immunoprophylaxis have dramatically reduced HBV transmission rates. Risk of chronic infection The risk of progression … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C: Transmission, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Hepatitis C is found worldwide with some countries having chronic infection rates as high as 5% and above.. The main mode of transmission in these countries is attributed to unsafe injections using contaminated equipment. Transmission The hepatitis C virus is … Continue reading

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Hepatitis B and Primary Liver Cancer

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Worldwide, chronic infection with hepatitis causes 80% of all primary liver cancers and more than 500,000 people die each year from this lethal cancer. Currently, primary liver cancer has … Continue reading

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