Recent Examples of hepatitis from the Web
The counties need to determine how to provide testing for HIV and hepatitis and how to link people to care.
The girl who put a syringe in her mouth was not poked but had to be tested for hepatitis B and C, her mother said.
Thousands of patients — many of them hemophiliacs — were infected with HIV or hepatitis C through the blood.
The little girl whom McLaughin fosters and hopes to adopt suffers from hepatitis C and severe asthma.
A big reason liver cancer deaths are on the rise is because of the hepatitis C epidemic among Baby Boomers, or people who were born between 1945 and 1965, says Miller.
Our hepatitis B vaccines are safe and well tolerated.
But mental health issues, back pain, and hepatitis C patients all appear more likely to be dealing with opioid painkiller addiction.
There's a link, too, between heroin and opioid use disorder and hepatitis C, with patients about nine times as likely as others to the bloodborne disease that leads to inflammation of the liver.
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Did You Know?
The liver, the body's largest gland, performs many important tasks, but is also vulnerable to many illnesses. At least five types of hepatitis, labeled with the letters A–E, are caused by viruses. The most common are hepatitis A, acquired through contaminated food and water; hepatitis B, which usually travels via sexual activity or shared needles; and hepatitis C, generally passed through shared needles. Some other types, including alcoholic hepatitis (caused by drinking too much alcohol), aren't infectious. There are vaccines for types A and B, and drug treatments for A, B, and C, though the drugs aren't always effective.
Origin and Etymology of hepatitis
First Known Use: circa 1751See Words from the same year
HEPATITIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hepatitis for English Language Learners
medical : a serious disease of the liver that causes fever and makes your skin and eyes yellow
HEPATITIS Defined for Kids
Definition of hepatitis for Students
: a disease which is caused by a virus and in which the liver is damaged and there is yellowing of the skin and fever
Medical Definition of hepatitis
1: inflammation of the liver
2: a disease or condition (as hepatitis A or hepatitis B) marked by inflammation of the liver
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