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  • Hepatitis C

    symptoms then later realize they have a disease known as hepatitis C. It is an infection of the liver, the virus comes in many forms. Here in the U.S the most common form is type 1. Also the most common way of getting it is by the use of unsafe practices for example injections and improper sterilization. According to the article What Is Hepatitis C, about 3.5 million people have the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms, if there are any cures, how can it be prevented, and benefits of good oral care are the best way to be informed in order to help patients. The signs and symptoms are very common for any other medical situation which makes it hard to distinguish hepatitis C. It includes stomach pain, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue and jaundice which is a condition that causes eyes and skin to become yellow as well as dark urine. Inflammation of the liver is huge affect on the body not only that it can also affect other certain areas throughout like fluids in the stomach, bad blood, toxic build up in the brain and inefficient intestines. Oral health is important in lots of aspects in the dental world with hepatitis C it can also affect the oral cavity in a way where the body has a buildup of toxins then leading the breath to have a sweet or musty odor. Once in treatment it can cause side effects like…

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  • Hepatitis A Virus

    Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The progress to fibrosis (scanning), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but out infection, toxic substances (alcohol, certain drugs) and auto immune diseases can also cause hepatitis. There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as type A, B, C, D, and E. These 5 are of…

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  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver, caused by the Hepatitis B virus[1], and characterized by diffuse or patchy areas of necrosis[2]. Hepatitis studies that classified the types of Hepatitis began after World War II (1945)[3] just over 70 years ago. Two decades later in 1967, Krugman studies found Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B[3]. Another ten years later, the Prince studies found the specific virus surface antigen that causes Hepatitis B[3]. Taxonomically classified in the…

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  • Hepatitis A Essay

    “Hepatitis” means the inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Hepatitis A is a vaccine- preventable, acute liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A Virus. The Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) is a small, non-enveloped, positive, single stranded RNA virus classified from the Picornaviridae family. Hepatitis A is one of the most common infectious form of…

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  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

    The core of the hepatitis B virus is generally in the shape of an icosahedron. Within the virus, there are two strands of DNA, one smaller than the other, which is circular. HBV is around 42 nm in width, and the core is surrounded in a 4nm thick coat. They are enveloped, which means they are more susceptible to being destroyed, because the envelope is very thin. Viruses in general are very small, much smaller than bacteria, and HBV is no different. (Image:…

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  • Hepatitis Research Paper

    HSC BIOLOGY: THE SEARCH FOR BETTER HEALTH RESEARCH ASSESSMENT - HEPATITIS B OVERVIEW OF HEPATITIS DISEASES Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver (In Latin, hepatitis means “of the liver”) caused either by a toxic substance (viral infection from direct damage e.g. alcohol) or bacterial and viral infection. Hepatitis is a family of viral infections that damage the liver; most common types are Hepatitis A, B and C. About 500 million people globally are infected by one of six hepatitis…

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  • Hepatitis C Virus

    Hepatitis C Virus is a genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is related with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C infection is the type species. It is an irresistible malady caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that fundamentally affects the liver. At the main stages, specific symptoms haven’t been seen and some common symptoms including a fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, and yellow tinged skin occurs. In the progression of the disease, liver disease and…

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  • Hepatitis B Summary

    Hepatitis B (HBV) is a viral disease of the liver, discovered by Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg in 1967. As a medical anthropologist, a doctor who studies human health and disease, Blumberg was very interested in the genetics of disease susceptibility. He started a study to see if inherited traits made different groups of people differently susceptible to the same disease. He and his team collected blood samples from around the world, and planned to look for gene differences, and see if the differences…

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  • Hepatitis A Research Papers

    restaurant getting a Hepatitis A outbreak. Unfortunately, this is what happened to a very popular Mexican restaurant called Chi-Chi’s that left many people devastated as well as very sick. Chi-Chi’s was founded in 1975 by restauranteur Marno McDermott and former Green Bay Packers player Max McGee. In the first year, the company did better than expected and exceeded the planned $400,000 to make a whole whopping $2 million dollars. The high profit the company was making caught the attention of…

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  • Research Paper On Hepatitis

    Introduction Hepatitis is a condition of the liver inflammation that may be caused by bacterial or viral infection, parasitic infestation, alcohol, drugs, toxins or transfusion of incompatible blood. Hepatitis viruses, which can be sexually transmitted, represent a heterogeneous group of genetically unrelated viruses that target the hepatocytes (liver cells), causing hepatitis. The hepatitis viruses are remarkably different in their physical structure pathology, and epidemiology. And although…

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