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  Hepatitis G
The hepatitis G virus (HGV)/hepatitis GB virus-C (HGBV-C) is a recently characterized Flavivirus that may cause acute and chronic hepatitis.
Hepatitis G virus (HGV) is a flavivirus related to the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
HGV RNA was detected in 4 of 45 patients with acute non-A-E hepatitis (9%), 23 of 116 with hepatitis C (20%), 25 of 100 with hepatitis A (25%) and 32 of 100 with hepatitis B (32%).
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/gi/hepG.html   (2621 words)

  Hepatitis G: Encyclopedia of Medicine
Hepatitis G is a newly discovered form of liver inflammation caused by hepatitis G virus (HGV), a distant relative of the hepatitis C virus.
Often patients with hepatitis G are infected at the same time by the hepatitis B or C virus, or both.
There is some indication that patients with hepatitis G may continue to carry the virus in their blood for many years, and so might be a source of infection in others.
health.enotes.com /medicine-encyclopedia/hepatitis-g   (543 words)

 | Hepatitis :: Conditions, Treatments, Descriptions | Wellfx.com Infobase |
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, usually caused by a viral infection.
Hepatitis A (aka: infectious hepatitis) is spread through person-to-person contact, fecal contamination of food/water, and raw shellfish taken from polluted water.
Hepatitis B (aka: serum hepatitis) is spread through contact with infected blood, from adults to children living together in close contact, through sexual activity, and through blood transfusions.
www.wellfx.com /InfoBase/cond_Hepatitis.doc_.html   (1404 words)

 Hepatitis G | AHealthyMe.com
Hepatitis G is a newly discovered form of liver inflammation caused by hepatitis G virus (HGV), a distant relative of the hepatitis C virus.
Often patients with hepatitis G are infected at the same time by the hepatitis B or C virus, or both.
There is some indication that patients with hepatitis G may continue to carry the virus in their blood for many years, and so might be a source of infection in others.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/hepg   (568 words)

 HepNet - The Hepatitis Information Network - Hepatitis G   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
International research on hepatitis G continues with this first clinical study of HGV infection with patients in hospital in the Czech Republic.
February 23, 1999: While the hepatitis G virus is recognized as a blood-borne pathogen, researchers observed that infection levels that they had observed suggested transmission routes may include sexual transmission.
Dialysis patients are at risk of hepatitis G.
www.hepnet.com /hepg.html   (299 words)

 Introduction: Hepatitis: Merck Manual Home Edition
Hepatitis A is spread primarily from the stool of one person to the mouth of another, usually as the result of poor hygiene, such as when food is prepared by the unwashed hands of an infected person.
Hepatitis C until 1992 was responsible for at least 80% of hepatitis cases arising from blood transfusions.
Hepatitis E is spread primarily from the stool of one person to the mouth of another.
www.merck.com /mmhe/print/sec10/ch137/ch137a.html   (954 words)

 Hepatitis - UMMC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Hepatitis is a disorder in which viruses or other mechanisms produce inflammation in liver cells, resulting in their injury or destruction.
Other hepatitis viruses include hepatitis E and hepatitis G. Like hepatitis A, hepatitis E is caused by contact with contaminated food or water.
Hepatitis G is always chronic with probably the same modes of transmission as hepatitis C, but to date it does not appear to have serious effects.
www.umm.edu /patiented/articles/what_hepatitis_what_its_causes_000059_1.htm   (1440 words)

Moreover, in patients with alcoholic hepatitis, malnutrition leads to a reduction of the antioxydant defence mechanisms and contribute to the development of alcohol induced injury.
Ascites and hepatic encepalopathy are common in severe disease but varices are not common.
Alcoholic hepatitis is a necrotizing, inflammatory process often leading to cirrhosis or death.
www.hepatitis.org /hepatalcool_angl.htm   (1272 words)

 Hepatitis E and Hepatitis G/GBV-C
Hepatitis G virus has been identified more recently, but its role in causing liver disease is not clearly defined.
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a 32 nm non-enveloped, single-strand RNA virus.
Hepatitis G virus (HGV) is a positive-strand RNA virus with 9392 nucleotides belonging to the family Flaviviridae.
www.clevelandclinicmeded.com /diseasemanagement/gastro/hepatitis_e/hepatitis_e.htm   (835 words)

 The occurence of Hepatitis G virus of patients on our department of infectious diseases with the diagnose hepatitis
The occurrence of hepatitis G virus in patients with the suspicion of diagnosis hepatitis - Department of infectious diseases in Custody Hospital Brno.
Hepatitis G virus is probably transmitted simultaneously with the HCV virus.
1996) is supposed that the HGV infection is caused by fulminant hepatitis.
www.e-globals.net /web/strakrle/Ghtml.asp   (3811 words)

 Hepatitis C: FAQ | CDC Viral Hepatitis
What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease.
Hepatitis C is a leading indication for liver transplants.
Any physician who manages a person with hepatitis C should be knowledgeable and current on all aspects of the care of a person with hepatitis C. What is the treatment for chronic hepatitis C? Combination therapy with pegylated interferon and ribavirin is the treatment of choice resulting in sustained response rates of 40%-80%.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/faq.htm   (4307 words)

 Hepatitis C: Living With Hepatitis C, Hepatitis C Awareness, Hep C, HCV
Nine hundred of the world's hepatitis C experts are meeting in Glasgow this week to discuss the latest research into the disease at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses.
In industrialized countries, HCV accounts for 20% of cases of acute hepatitis, 70% of cases of chronic hepatitis, 40% of cases of end-stage cirrhosis, 60% of cases of hepatocellular carcinoma and 30-40% of liver transplants.
Hepatitis C Patient's Bulletin Board: This Bulletin Board is for discussions on hepatitis, treatments, etc. Please participate in any of the discussions listed on the left or post your own new discussion.
hepatitis-central.com   (1895 words)

Hepatitis A and hepatitis E are mainly transmitted through the fecal-oral route, while hepatitis B, C, and D are spread through blood or other body fluids.
An estimated 3% of the world population is chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HCV accounts for approximately 20% of cases of acute hepatitis and 70% of cases of chronic hepatitis.1 Chronic hepatitis C is a major cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Co-infection or super-infection with hepatitis D virus in a patient with hepatitis B is diagnosed by the presence of antibodies against the hepatitis D virus.
www.biophysica.com /hepatitis.html   (2084 words)

 Hepatitis A :Information, News, Law and Resources.
What is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is one of five human hepatitis viruses that primarily infect the human liver and cause human illness.
Hepatitis A is a communicable (or contagious) disease that spreads from person to person.
Hepatitis A is spread almost exclusively through fecal-oral contact, generally from person-to-person, or via contaminated food or water.
www.about-hepatitis.com   (562 words)

 Resource: Surveillance Guidelines | CDC Viral Hepatitis
In 2000, a total of 13,397 cases of hepatitis A were reported to CDC (Annual summary of notifiable diseases, 2001), which, when corrected for underreporting and asymptomatic infections, represents an estimated 57,000 cases and 143,000 infections.
Hepatitis A vaccine has been licensed in the United States since 1995, and in 1996 routine childhood hepatitis A vaccination was recommended in communities with the highest hepatitis A rates, which included American Indian, Alaskan Native and selected Hispanic, migrant and religious communities.
Acute hepatitis B is one of the most commonly reported vaccine preventable diseases; in 2000, 8036 cases were reported (Annual summary of notifiable diseases, 2001).
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/surveillance.htm   (7638 words)

 Viral Hepatitis D, E, F, and G
Hepatitis D, E, F, and G are unique, recently discovered viral infections of the liver.
Hepatitis G virus (HGV) occurs worldwide, but the clinical significance of this virus is still unclear.
GBV-C/hepatitis G virus in acute nonA-E hepatitis and in acute hepatitis of defined aetiology in Italy.
www.healthyroads.com /mylibrary/data/ash_ref/htm/art_viralhepatitisdefandg.asp?HP=&   (560 words)

 Liver Disease in Saudi Arabia - Liver Diseases - Hepatitis G
Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells.
Because severe viral hepatitis or hepatitis caused by a drug, for example, certain antibiotics, has the same symptoms, tests may be needed for an exact diagnosis.
Both types of autoimmune hepatitis are treated with daily doses of a corticosteroid called prednisone.
www.liverme.org /liver_diseases/autoimmune_hepatitis.htm   (408 words)

 Hepatitis A Lawyer & Attorney : Marler Clark : Hepatitis A Blog
Hepatitis A is most commonly transmitted due to bad hygiene.
Hepatitis A, or HAV, is a liver infection and the most common type of viral hepatitis, she explained.
To counter legal roadblocks preempting the County from imposing mandatory Hepatitis A vaccinations for food service workers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s motion to sponsor State legislations amending the California Retail Food Code to mandate such vaccinations for public health.
www.hepatitisblog.com   (1245 words)

 Hepatitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Hepatitis A is the hepatitis strain people are most likely to encounter in the course of international travel.
Hepatitis C can exist for decades without symptoms, and nearly 300,000 people who had transfusions before 1992, including many who were children at the time, may have been infected.
The antibody for hepatitis C is used to identify the virus but it may not show up for three to six months after the onset of the disease, so its absence is not necessarily an indication of a healthy liver.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc59.html   (12624 words)

 Hepatitis C - Save a Life...Beat Hepatitis C
Triumph Over Hepatitis C is the source of an Alternative Medicine Solution being used successfully by people around the world to beat the hepatitis c virus - hcv.
Triumph Over Hepatitis C is a graphic depiction of how the American medical machine fails to deal with hep c - hcv, and it provides the alternative medicine solution that is reversing the hepatitis c virus in those who use it.
This site is also a great source for research and learning about: hepatitis c (hcv), hepatitis c (hep c) treatment, cancer therapy and alternative medicine treatment for hepatitis c.
www.hepatitiscfree.com   (250 words)

 Viral Hepatitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Acute, infectious hepatitis was recognised in 1885, but the first infectious agent (HBV) was not identified until the 1960's.
It is likely that further hepatitis viruses will be described at some time in the future.
Hepatitis Case Studies from the Dept. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, RWJMS.
www.tulane.edu /~dmsander/WWW/335/Hepatitis.html   (252 words)

 Symptoms/ Illness of Hepatitis G   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Although knowledge is limited about hepatitis G, studies to date show that the hepatitis G virus can cause persistent viraemia lasting for several years.
To date there have been no links established between infection with hepatitis G virus and chronic liver disease.
People with hepatitis G who also have hepatitis A, B or C do not appear to have worse health outcomes because of the co-infection.
www.hepatitisaustralia.com /pages/Symptoms__Illness_of_Hepatitis_G.htm   (98 words)

 HON: Hepatitis B V4.1 - Index
The following documents related to hepatitis B have been elaborated for informative purpose only.
This report has not been written by the Health On the Net Foundation's team and the Foundation is not responsible for the content of the Hepatitis B report.
This HTML version of the Hepatitis B report may not be included in commercial collections or compilations without express permission from both the author and the Health On the Net Foundation.
www.hon.ch /Library/Theme/HepB   (85 words)

 Viral Hepatitis Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment by MedicineNet.com
When doctors speak of viral hepatitis, they usually are referring to hepatitis caused by a few specific viruses that primarily attack the liver.
There are several hepatitis viruses; they have been named types A, B, C, D, E, F (not confirmed), and G. As our knowledge of hepatitis viruses grows, it is likely that this alphabetical list will become longer.
The most common hepatitis viruses are types A, B, and C. The liver is located in the upper right hand side of the abdomen, mostly behind the rib cage.
www.medicinenet.com /viral_hepatitis/article.htm   (447 words)

Hepatitis is an inflammation (say: in-fluh-may-shun) - a kind of irritation - or infection of the liver.
There are lots of hepatitis viruses - from hepatitis A virus (hep A for short) to hepatitis G. Even though each virus is slightly different than the next, they share one thing in common: They cause infection and inflammation that is harmful to liver cells.
Hepatitis B and C are even more easily passed in fluids and needles than HIV.
kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/infection/hepatitis.html   (1054 words)

 Hepatitis Neighborhood : Understanding Hepatitis
What is Hepatitis C? Basic information about hepatitis C, virus transmission, vaccination for hepatitis A and B, and issues for seniors.
Hepatitis A, B, D, E and G, Autoimmune Hepatitis, NASH, Alcoholic Hepatitis and Fulminant Hepatitis.
Diagnosing pediatric hepatitis, symptoms and complications, non-viral pediatric hepatitis, outcomes of pediatric hepatitis infection.
www.hepatitisneighborhood.com /content/understanding_hepatitis/default.aspx   (205 words)

 Hepatitis G Virus
Hepatitis G is an RNA virus that is very similar to Hepatitis C. However, it has not been associated with any chronic liver disease.
There has been no association between poor outcomes of patients who are infected with Hepatitis C and Hepatitis G at the same time.
It is not meant to be a substitute for physician care, instructions or information from physicians for any individual.
www.gastromd.com /education/hepatitisgvirus.html   (119 words)

 Leberinfo.de - Forum Leber und Hepatitis
Die Leber ist ein vielfältiges Organ, das in unserem Stoffwechsel wichtige Aufgaben
Fettleber, Leberfibrose, Leberzirrhose, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C u.s.w.
Wird die Erkrankung der Leber in einem frühem Stadium festgestellt, gibt es Möglichkeiten zur Lebertherapie oder Linderung der Erkrankung.
www.leberinfo.de   (91 words)

 Hepatitis G Fact Sheet - Bloodborne Pathogens Section - Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections ...
Hepatitis G Fact Sheet - Bloodborne Pathogens Section - Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division - Public Health Agency of Canada
Also known as GB virus-C (GBV-C) HGV and GB virus-C were discovered about the same time, and are thought to be different strains of the same virus.
There is little proof that Hepatitis G (Hep G) causes serious liver disease at any age.
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca /hcai-iamss/bbp-pts/hepatitis/hep_g_e.html   (308 words)

 Hepatitis G
Hepatitis G Fact Sheet Public Health Agency of Canada (also in French)
Hepatitis G: Symptoms and Illness Australian Hepatitis Council
NOAH > Kidney and Liver > Liver, Gallbladder and Bile Duct Diseases > Specific Diseases > Hepatitis > What is Hepatitis > Types of Hepatitis > Hepatitis G
www.noah-health.org /en/kidver/liver/diseases/hepatitis/what/atog/g.html   (115 words)

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