? Hepatitis B virus TEM micrograph showing hepatitis B virions. Virus classification Group: Group VII (dsDNA-RT) Family: Hepadnaviridae Genus: Orthohepadnavirus Species: Hepatitis B virus This article is about the hepatitis B virus. For the hydrology transport model see HBV hydrology model. Originally known as serum hepatitis, hepatitis B has only been recognized as such since World War II, and has caused current epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa.[1] Hepatitis ...
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Overview
... Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, the infection becomes chronic, leading to liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis — a condition ...
Source: MayoClinic

Digestive Diseases Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Liver Biopsy
... The digestive system In a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician examines a small piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease. A special needle is used to remove the tissue from t...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Viral Hepatitis: A Through E and Beyond
...  Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Several different viruses cause viral hepatitis. They are named the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses. All of th...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What I need to know about Hepatitis B
... You can also get information about hepatitis B from these groups: American Liver Foundation (ALF) 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603 New York, NY 10038-4810 Phone: 1-800-GO-LIVER (465-4837), 1-888-4HEP-USA (44...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hepatitis, Viral, Type B
... Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The clinical manifestations of HBV infection range in severity from no symptoms to fulminant hepatitis. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis B may incl...
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B
... HAVRIX* Age # of Doses Schedule Dose Children age 2to 18 years 2 0 and 6 to 12 months 720 ELISA units (0.5 mL) Adults 18 years and older 2 0 and 6 to 12 months 1440 ELISA units (1.0 mL) * Inactivated ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

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