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  • HBsAg
  • We assessed the serum HBsAg level, serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) level, HBV genotypes, liver stiffness measurement (LSM) values by transient elastography, and histological fibrosis staging by METAVIR classification. (dovepress.com)
  • fulminant
  • Complications of acute viral hepatitis include fulminant hepatitis, which is a very severe, rapidly developing form of the disease that results in severe liver failure, impaired kidney function, difficulty in the clotting of blood, and marked changes in neurological function. (britannica.com)
  • Clinically, it is comparable to hepatitis A, but in pregnant women, the disease is more often severe and is associated with a clinical syndrome called fulminant liver failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • adults
  • About 75 percent of U.S. adults who have hepatitis C are baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965. (nih.gov)
  • illness
  • Better known as Sovaldi, the drug managed to recast hepatitis C from a hard-to-treat illness into an easily managed one that can be cured in just a few months. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Hepatitis A can remain in the stool for several months after the initial illness, especially in babies and younger children. (kidshealth.org)
  • treatments
  • When used alongside other drugs it also worked much faster than any other hepatitis C treatments and had both fewer side effects and much higher success rates. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Significant progress has been made in treating and even curing hepatitis C. Older hepatitis C treatments usually required weekly injections, had serious side effects, and often were not effective. (kidshealth.org)
  • Effective treatments for hepatitis C are available but expensive. (wikipedia.org)
  • antibody
  • Screening should include testing to three HBV screening seromarkers (HBsAg, antibody to HBsAg [anti-HBs], and antibody to hepatitis B core antigen [anti-HBc]) so that persons can be classified into the appropriate hepatitis B category and properly recommended to receive vaccination, counseling, and linkage to care and treatment ( 6 ). (cdc.gov)