Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The ABCDEs of viral hepatitis

Millions of people across the globe, including in our own backyard, are living with a viral hepatitis infection and may not even know it. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine say awareness and diagnosis is the first step ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cellular mechanism for severe viral hepatitis identified

KAIST medical scientists identified a cellular mechanism causing inflammatory changes in regulatory T cells that can lead to severe viral hepatitis. Research on this mechanism will help further understand the nature of various ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should we be worried about hepatitis E?

Hepatitis E gets little press compared to its better-known cousins A, B and C, but Stellenbosch University virologists say we should wake up to how transmission of this virus is changing. World Hepatitis Day is commemorated ...

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Man develops acute hepatitis from consuming too many energy drinks

A 50-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with acute hepatitis, most likely due to his intake of 4-5 energy drinks every day for three weeks, reveal doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

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Scientists find a way to cure hepatitis C with 6 weeks of treatment

A pilot study presented today found that all patients with acute HCV who were treated with a direct-acting antiviral treatment over a 'short-duration' of six weeks had undetectable HCV after a 12 week follow-up. The investigator-initiated ...

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Hepatitis increasingly goes hand in hand with heroin abuse

Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in cases of hepatitis C, a scourge they believe stems at least in part from a surge in intravenous heroin use.

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