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    This case study was performed at the mental health institution for young children, called Willowbrook State School, where hepatitis was running rampant. With the permission of the parents, researchers began to dose children, already in the institute and asking for admission, with a weak form of the hepatitis virus and antibodies. Through this research two strains for hepatitis were discovered, A and B. (1, Willowbrook) The children with the antibodies injected into them did not have as severe…

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    Hepatitis B Summary

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    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 is nothing to joke about. It can cause severe problems. The symptoms for HAV range from fever to fatigue. The hepatitis A virus can last a various amount of time. There is no cure for the viruse. Hepatitis A is said to be one of the oldest diseases known to mankind. A man named Steven M. Feinstone discovered the virus in 1973. The word hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. There are five different strains of the hepatitis virus and they are A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis A…

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    Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

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    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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    Viral hepatitis is not a sufficient priority in the United States killing more than 20,000 people every year. I currently work as a Public Health nurse and have observed that hepatitis is a disease that is spoken of rarely but is a growing public health problem. There are outreach events for awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and sexually transmitted diseases but hepatitis has in a sense fallen between the cracks. In this paper, I intend to discuss the etiology and pathophysiology of…

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    Hepatitis B Case Studies

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    Asian Americans account for approximate half of the Hepatitis B cases in the United States. For Asian Americans, 1 in every 10 have Hepatitis B. (Asian American Health Concerns) According to MedlinePlus, supported by the National Institute of Health, Hepatitis B is caused by a virus that is contracted by a person’s blood, semen, or other body fluids. (MedlinePlus) Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. When the liver is inflamed, it makes it difficult to do its job, which is to detoxify the…

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    Hepatitis A & E Lab Report

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    Prevalence of hepatitis A & E among sporadic cases of acute hepatitis in a tertiary care hospital of western India ABSTRACT Background: Hepatitis A & E are highly endemic & are significant contributors of morbidity & mortality in India. Retrospective analysis of the data was carried out to find the prevalence of hepatitis A & E virus ( HAV & HEV ) among the acute sporadic hepatitis patients & the coinfection of HAV & HEV among these patients. Aim: To find the prevalence of hepatitis A & E…

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    Hepatitis C Essay

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    known as, Hepatitis. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. There are five types of hepatitis; A, B, C, D, and E. Types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis A and E are typically caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B, C, and D usually occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids. The first type of Hepatitis…

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    Hepatitis Case Studies

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    Hepatitis is an inflammatory disease of the liver. The term hepatitis is most often used in conjunction with viral hepatitis, but the disease can also be caused by bacteria or toxic injury to the liver. It should be noted that whether hepatitis is bacterial, viral, or toxic, this disease can result in post necrotic cirrhosis, unless the hepatitis responds to treatment. Viral hepatitis is by far the most important liver infection and is a major health problem in the United States. The term viral…

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    Hepatitis B: Cause

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    Summary Hepatitis B Cause Article (11) Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus that is spread through sexual contact or perinatal transmission (11). Adults with hepatitis b usually have it for a short time and then gets better, this is called acute hepatitis b (11). The virus can cause a long-term effect on individuals, called chronic hepatitis b (11). Having sex with an infected individual without the use of condoms is one way of being infected with hepatitis b, sharing needles with…

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