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The prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the U.S. may be as high as 2.2 million cases according to a new study now available in Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
Doctors have known for years that the incidence of deadly liver cancer is on the rise, but what is causing that trend has remained a mystery.
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of World Hepatitis Day today, Merck (NYSE: MRK) (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) reported updates on three patient-focused programs to support the hepatitis C community.
Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...
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