Recent Examples of hepatitis from the Web
KITE GOES SOARING: Gilead Sciences, which makes treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and other illnesses, will buy Kite Pharma for $11.9 billion, or $180 a share.
Gilead has developed top-selling treatments for HIV and the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, but leaders of the biotechnology company told analysts Monday that its push into oncology has been largely nascent so far.
But while many adult candidates need transplants because of fatty liver disease, complications of alcoholism or hepatitis C, children’s needs arise from birth defects or genetic and metabolic diseases.
Vaccines are a normal part of a health check for domestic pets and include distemper, hepatitis, and rabies.
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.
Besides contributing to overdoses, abuse of Opana ER was blamed for a 2015 outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C in southern Indiana linked to sharing needles, according to the FDA.
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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
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medical Definition of hepatitis
hepatiticplay \-ˈtit-ik\ adjective
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