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Blood For The Hepatic's C Virus
1,063 wordsHepatitis C has been referred to as a 'Silent Epidemic,' since it usually progresses slowly over many years. Most people who are infected with hepatitis C are not aware of any noticeable symptoms for as long as one to two decades after they are infected. In fact, by the time symptoms appear, the virus has probably already begun to damage the liver. If the liver is injured and stops functioning, death will always be the outcome (Lieber). Liver failure from chronic hepatitis C is one of the most c...
Hepatitis B Virus Infection
2,738 wordsHepatitis, the Liver Disease What is Hepatitis Hepatitis in simple words, is an inflammation of the liver. Different things cause the different types of hepatitis, but they all produce inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis refers to several common contagious diseases caused by viruses that attack the liver. The most important types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Newly discovered forms of viral hepatitis also include hepatitis D, E, and G. Toxic agents, tha...
Stages Of Hepatitis C There
1,766 wordsHepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic Introduction Did you know that over two hundred million people are infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)? Unfortunately it is true, and twenty five thousand more are infected each year. Out of these victims, three are acquaintances of mine. They are why I chose to research this Silent Epidemic. In this paper you will not only learn about the virus itself, but also ways to recognize and prevent it. The goal of this is to prevent the further spread of this dise...
Hepatitis C Causes Inflammation Of The Liver
548 wordsIntroduction For my final paper, I will do research on Hepatitis C for recognition targeted towards technical publications as JAMA, New England Journal Of Medicine etc. Hepatitis C (HCV) causes inflammation of the liver and can cause liver damage leading to cirrhosis. Occasionally, liver cancer may develop. First called non-A non-B hepatitis, hepatitis C was discovered in the early 1970's, but it wasnt until 1989 that testing for specific antibodies to the virus began. Each year, 15,000 American...
Hepatitis C People
584 wordsHepatitis C, a relatively new disease that is not commonly know about as much as disease like Hepatitis A or B. However, this disease is very serious. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver. This report will set some facts straight about Hepatitis C and try to give a better understanding of the potentially deadly disease. As stated before, Hep C is an infection of the liver. More precisely it is a single strand RNA virus that replicates in the liver, causing the liver to become severely infect...
Presence Of The Hepatitis B Virus
799 wordsHepatitis is a disorder involving inflammation of the LIVER. Symptoms include loss of appetite, dark urine, fatigue, and sometimes fever. The liver may become enlarged and JAUNDICE may occur, giving the skin a yellow tinge. Hepatitis may be acute or chronic. The acute form can subside after about two months or, rarely, can result in liver failure. Chronic carriers are at risk of lasting liver disease. Hepatitis A, once called infectious hepatitis, is the most common cause of acute hepatitis. Usu...
Hepatitis C Virus
418 wordsHepatitis A, B, C Hepatitis is a medical disease, which causes inflammation of the liver; your liver is an organ on the right side of your abdomen. The liver purifies your blood. The Hepatitis C virus is the second behind alcoholism among causes of liver disease and is the leading reason for liver transplants. Hepatitis A is the first of the different viruses. Some of the symptoms of Hepatitis A are fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain. An estimated 100 people die from the Hepat...
Treatments For Hepatitis C
1,551 wordsIntroduction: Attention Getter: . Everyone knows that when they feel sick, that something is not right, they should see a doctor. But what if you could not tell if you are sick, in fact, sick with a virus that will soon enough cause more deaths than AIDS. For twenty years, you could be hosting a virus without even knowing, until it is too late. You begin to feel a fever, chills, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches, these symptoms are flu-like, but what you may be really experiencing are the symp...
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