Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic

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Da Capo Press, Oct 9, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 300 pages
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Four million Americans have been stricken by Hepatitis C, and the numbers continue to grow. Covering every aspect of this serious liver disease, Dr. Fred Askari provides a clear and compassionate description of the complex medical issues that many doctors fail to adequately explain to their patients. Complete with a targeted resource list of support groups and organizations, Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic delivers the facts on the symptoms as well as up-to-the-minute news on drug and transplant treatment options.
 

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Contents

1 The Illness
1
2 Discovering H epatitis C
15
3 Hepatitis C and Chronic Hepatitis
25
4 Hepatitis C and EndStage Liver Disease
43
5 Hepatitis C and Liver Transplantation
61
Blood Transfusions Recreational Drug Uses Sex Tattoos Acupuncture Manicures Pedicures and Body Piercing
77
7 Hepatitis C and Alcohol
91
8 The Search for the Holy Grail
97
12 The Bodys Efforts to Fight Hepatitis C and Potential Vaccines
143
Effects of Hepatitis C Outside the Liver
153
14 Hepatitis C and Your Kidneys
159
15 Your Immune System
167
16 Psychological Impact of Hepatitis C
171
17 Epilogue
179
Bibliography
183
Glossary
201

9 Diet and Nutrition
107
10 Hepatitis C and Interferon
117
11 Alternative Medicine or Unconventional Medicine
137
Resource Guide
213
Index
217
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Fred K. Askari, M.D., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the division of gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. His co-authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association have been widely used to teach physicians about immunology and treatment for viruses.

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