Accession Number : ADP006557

Title :   Clinical Types of Hepatitis B,

Corporate Author : TURIN UNIV (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Rizzetto, Mario ; Nisini, Robert

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Hepatitis B is a parenterally and sexually transmitted disease of global importance. The disease runs more frequently a subclinical and anicteric course, with a significative rate of cases that become chronic. Chronic hepatitis may progress to cirrhosis or cancer. The strategies by which Hepatitis B can be diminished and eventually eliminated are: immunization, measures to prevent exposure to infective blood or blood derivatives and education (in particular awareness that hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease).

Descriptors :   *BLOOD, *DISEASES, *HEPATITIS, *STRATEGY, AWARENESS, CANCER, EDUCATION, GLOBAL, IMMUNIZATION, AEROSPACE MEDICINE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE