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Hepatitis, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Alan Hecht, D.C. and Lyle W. Horn, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
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  • ISBN-10: 1438194110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9411-0
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2019
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver, but it also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver. There are several types of viral hepatitis, but the most common are A, B, and C. Viral hepatitis is spread through contact with infected blood, bodily fluids, or feces, though it may also result from alcohol and drug use or from other diseases. Acute hepatitis refers to the initial infection and can be mild or severe; chronic hepatitis refers to a serious condition in which the infection lasts six months or longer. Currently, vaccines are available for the prevention of hepatitis A and B viruses. This third edition of Hepatitis delves into the history, causes, and current treatments for this disease, giving valuable and up-to-date information to student researchers.

Chapters include:

  • Introduction to Hepatitis
  • The Phases of Hepatitis
  • Looking at the Liver
  • Inflammation and Immune Response
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C.

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About the Author(s)

Lyle W. Horn earned a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1970. He taught medical and dental students, graduate students, and undergraduate students in pharmacy, physical therapy, and nursing for 30 years. He has conducted research in his own laboratory, at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and at the National Institutes of Health. He has published original research articles in many scientific journals.

Dr. Alan Hecht is a practicing chiropractor in New York. He is also an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College, Nassau Community College, and the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University. He teaches courses in medical microbiology, health and human disease, anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy, human physiology, human nutrition, embryology, and general biology.

Consulting editor Hilary Babcock, M.D., M.P.H., is an associate professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Washington University School of Medicine, Medical Director of the BJC Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Consortium, and the Medical Director of Occupational Health for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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