hepatitis hepatitis  /ˌhɛ pə ˈtaɪ təs/


  • (n) inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin


  1. The liver disease known as hepatitis is a stubborn and increasingly common ailment.
  2. As countless victims know, infectious hepatitis is almost always a nagging, disabling disease, with some symptoms that persist for many months.
  3. Hepatitis virus detected Some 100,000 Americans contract hepatitis each year from blood transfusions.


  1. American Liver Foundation Applauds New USPSTF Policy Change - Calls for Screening of all Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C

    The American Liver Foundation fully supports the recent policy change by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force , recommending the systematic screening of all “baby boomers” for Hepatitis C.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Doctors Recommend Baby Boomers Get Tested For Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C affects more than 3 million adults, most baby boomers. New York has passed legislation to become the first state to require doctors to offer the test to this age group. But some doctors are opposed to it, and it's unclear whether Governor Cuomo will sign the measure.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Research and Markets: PharmaPoint: Hepatitis C Virus - Germany Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "PharmaPoint: Hepatitis C Virus - Germany Drug Forecast and M
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "Providing the HPV vaccine doesn't promote sexual promiscuity any more than providing the Hepatitis B vaccine promotes drug use," Perry responded in a statement. "If the medical community developed a vaccine for lung cancer, would the same...
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Rick Perry Source: Washington Post

  2. "I've been pretty quiet about this. The band took a break about three years ago and I've had hepatitis C for a long time, asymptomatic. And I talked to my doctor...... and he said now is the time and it's 11 months of chemotherapy. So I went on that...
    on Sep 26, 2006 By: Steven Tyler Source: MSNBC

  3. HCV "infects over 150 million people worldwide, many of whom don't even know they have it. Chronic hepatitis C infection is the No. 1 cause of liver cancer and liver transplantation in the United States," study senior author Dr. Jeffrey Glenn,...
    on Jan 20, 2010 By: Glenn Source: BusinessWeek

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