In the United States alone, more than four million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus, and chronic liver disease is the twelfth leading cause of death. In this revised and updated edition of her groundbreaking 2000 book, renowned hepatologist Dr. Melissa Palmer discusses all facets of liver disease, from symptoms and tests to […]
Byline: MOIZ SALAHUDDIN MBBS, MOHAMMAD UZAIR ABDUL RAUF MBBS and MUHAMMAD MUSLIM NOORANI MBBS – E-mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT
Byline: Muhammad Tahir, Muhammad Babar Khan, Hassan Burair Abbas and Ghulam Mustafa Abstract
As a result of the quest for yet unidentified viruses that cause human hepatitis, two novel flaviviruses were identified in the 1990s by two independent groups of researchers. GB virus C (GBV-C) was first identified in the sera from a West African population during an attempt to retrospectively track down the causative agent of an […]
Sir, The National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) (2005-2006) Dr Sudipto Roy set up a sub-committee on childhood immunization in India, under the chairmanship of Professor S.K. Mittal with a view to advise policy. This report refers to the subcommittee’s findings on the issue of hepatitis B vaccination in India.
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major public health problem in the developing countries. The disease occurs either in the form of large epidemics which are related to contamination of drinking water supplies, or in the form of sporadic cases in the absence of a conspicuous outbreak. IgM antibody to HEV is used as an […]
Objective. There are an estimated 350 million hepatitis B carriers worldwide. In South Africa the prevalence of mono-infection with hepatitis B has been estimated to range from 1% in urban areas to approximately 10% in rural areas. The exact prevalence of hepatitis B in the HIV-infected population has not been well established. Hepatitis B screening […]