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Treatment of liver disease

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Treatment of liver disease

Postby tokoyo7788 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:47 am

We think, keys for patients with liver disease are:
1) To find the treatment that suitable for your disease condition.
2) To believe there really a treatment in the world accorded with your need.

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Hope everyone has a healthy liver.
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Postby DoctorStein » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:26 am

Sad but true, we have endemic hepatitis-A at a district of my hometown, which locates really close to where I live. I expect that this spreading disease would stop very
soon :(

Anyone could tell me info about this hepatitis-A, please?
Thank you.
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Postby Dua » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:05 am

DoctorStein wrote:Sad but true, we have endemic hepatitis-A at a district of my hometown, which locates really close to where I live. I expect that this spreading disease would stop very
soon :(

Anyone could tell me info about this hepatitis-A, please?
Thank you.


very sad ....
here is some onformation from WEKPEDIA :


Hepatitis A, (formerly known as infectious hepatitis), is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by Hepatitis A virus,[1] which is most commonly transmitted by the fecal-oral route via contaminated food or drinking water. Every year, approximately 10 million people worldwide are infected with the virus.[2] The time between infection and the appearance of the symptoms, (the incubation period), is between two and six weeks and the average incubation period is 28 days.[3]

In developing countries, and in regions with poor hygiene standards, the incidence of infection with this virus approaches 100% and the illness is usually contracted in early childhood. Hepatitis A infection causes no clinical signs and symptoms in over 90% of these children and since the infection confers lifelong immunity, the disease is of no special significance to the indigenous population. In Europe, the United States and other industrialised countries, on the other hand, the infection is contracted primarily by susceptible young adults, most of whom are infected with the virus during trips to countries with a high incidence of the disease.[3]

Hepatitis A does not have a chronic stage and does not cause permanent liver damage. Following infection, the immune system makes antibodies against the hepatitis A virus that confer immunity against future infection. The disease can be prevented by vaccination and hepatitis A vaccine has been proved effective in controlling outbreaks worldwide.[3]
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