hepatitis B

Virion (Dane particle), 42nm diameter, with an outer sheath enclosing inner 27nm core particle containing the circular viral DNA. Aggregates of the envelope proteins are found in plasma and are referred to as hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg; previously called Australia antigen). Causes 'serum hepatitis'; virus can persist for long periods (and in asymptomatic carriers); association of integrated virus with hepatocellular carcinoma is now well established. ...

hepatitis B

[n] - an acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids
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hepatitis B

A blood-borne virus (for which there is a vaccine) which primarily affects the liver and, like HIV, has few or no symptoms immediately after infection. It can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, and can cause cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis, and liver cancer.
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Hepatitis B

A prescribed disease caused by a virus which produces inflammation of the liver. The virus is particularly resilient and resists common antiseptics and even boiling water, and can live in the environment for weeks. Occupations at risk are predominantly health care workers, teachers, police and customs officers who may be exposed to human body fluid...
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Hepatitis B

Viral disease affecting the liver, that may be acute or chronic, and can be life-threatening. In developed countries, 95% of sufferers make full recoveries. Symptoms include: fever, malaise, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal tenderness, and elevated liver enzymes. In its chronic form, Hepatitis B may result in liver cirrhosis and/or cancer. Hepatitis B ...
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Hepatitis B

a form of hepatitis (generally more serious than hepatitis A) caused by the hepatitis B virus, which is transmitted through sexual contact or contact with infected blood or body fluids
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Hepatitis B

Our Hepatitis B Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Hepatitis B Hepatitis B: Inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis B virus (HBV), once thought to be passed only through blood products. It is now known that hepatitis B can also be transmitted via needle sticks, body piercing and tattooing using un st...
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hepatitis B

<virology> A form of viral hepatitis, known as serum hepatitis, because it is commonly spread through contact with infected blood products (transfusion). May also be spread sexually or from mother to infant. Hepatitis B can cause a much more severe infection than hepatitis A and can occur as an asymptomatic carrier state, a chronic infection ...
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hepatitis B

a type caused by exposure to hepatitis B virus; the most common route of transmission is through blood and blood products, such as in transfusions or contaminated needles. The virus has also been found in body fluids such as tears, saliva, and semen, which qualifies this as a sexually transmitted disease. It can also be transmi...
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hepatitis B

(from the article `Blumberg, Baruch S.`) American research physician whose discovery of an antigen that provokes antibody response against hepatitis B led to the development by other ... ...that is caused by at least five viruses with different properties. Hepatitis A is caused by a picornavirus usually transmitted by the fecal-oral ......
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Hepatitis B

About a third of the world population has been infected at one point in their lives, including 350 million who are chronic carriers. The disease has caused outbreaks in parts of Asia and Africa, and it is now only common in China. ==Signs and symptoms== Acute infection with hepatitis B virus is associated with acute viral hepatitis – an illness ...
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Hepatitis B

A severe liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV can be found in the blood of a person that is infected. The disease is commonly spread through blood-to-blood contact or other bodily fluids. Because women can pass the infection to their child during pregnancy and birth, 90% of newborns born to HBV infected women will de...
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hepatitis B

Type: Term Synonyms: viral hepatitis type B
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Hepatitis B

Inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis B virus (HBV), once thought to be passed only through blood products. It is now known that hepatitis B can also be transmitted via needle sticks, body piercing and tattooing using un sterilized instruments, the dialysis process, sexual and even less intimate close contact, and childbirth. Symptoms incl...
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hepatitis B

A potentially serious viral disease that affects the liver; can be transmitted through sexual contact or through contact with infected blood.
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Hepatitis B

An infection of the liver caused by a blood-borne virus or through sexual contact. It can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, though there is a vaccine that all newborns
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Hepatitis B

A serious disease that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus. It ranges in severity from a mild illness, lasting a few weeks (acute), to a serious long-term (chronic) illness that can lead to liver disease or liver cancer.
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Hepatitis B

A potentially serious viral disease that affects the liver; can be transmitted through sexual contac
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