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Hepatitis B - Hib
This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Hepatitis B to Hib. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a liver disease that is caused by a virus. This portion of the eMedTV library takes a closer look at this form of hepatitis, including how it is spread, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
Getting the hepatitis B vaccine is the best way to prevent the disease. This eMedTV Web page explains who should and shouldn't get the vaccine, as well as the typical vaccination schedule for adults and children.
- Hepatitis B Virus
As the name implies, the hepatitis B virus is the organism responsible for hepatitis B. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides additional information about this virus, including how it is spread and its possible symptoms and complications.
- Hepatitis C (Health Channel Home)
Hepatitis C is a form of liver inflammation caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus. This eMedTV article explains how the virus is spread, the possible symptoms of hepatitis C, how it's diagnosed, and the current treatments for this disease.
- Hepatitis C (Overview Article)
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by a virus, which can be spread through contact with infected blood. This eMedTV page talks about this condition in greater detail, including information on how it is transmitted, diagnosed, and treated.
- Hepatitis C Combination Therapy
When describing peginterferon and ribavirin therapy, the word "compliance" means a person is consistently taking the drugs as prescribed. This eMedTV website explains why good compliance is critical to destroying the hepatitis C virus.
- Hepatitis C Virus
As this eMedTV resource explains, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the cause of hepatitis C, a disease that causes liver inflammation. This article takes a closer look at this virus, including how it is transmitted, how it affects the liver, and more.
- Hepatitis D
Hepatitis D is a disease of the liver that can cause joint pain, dark urine, nausea, and other symptoms. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this disease, noting how it's spread and how it can be treated.
- Hepatitis E
Hepatitis E, a liver disease most often seen in young-to-middle-aged adults, can cause diarrhea and nausea. This eMedTV page lists other possible symptoms (like fatigue), and also covers the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this disease.
Herceptin is a medication approved for treating specific kinds of breast or stomach cancer. This part of the eMedTV site offers an in-depth look at Herceptin, including how it works, when it is used, dosing information, and possible side effects.
- Herpes Encephalitis
Herpes encephalitis is a rapidly progressing disease. As this eMedTV segment explains, it is the single most important cause of fatal sporadic encephalitis in the United States. This page discusses symptoms, transmission, and the importance of treatment.
- Herpes Zoster
Herpes zoster is a condition that is characterized by symptoms such as a rash and pain. This eMedTV page explains this condition in more detail, including treatment, diagnosis, and how it is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
- Herpes Zoster Oticus
Herpes zoster oticus is a common complication of shingles. As this eMedTV article explains, it may result in hearing loss and facial paralysis. This segment offers an in-depth look at the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of herpes zoster oticus.
A prescription chemotherapy drug, Hexalen is approved for minimizing symptoms of ovarian cancer. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on several topics relating to this drug, including how it works, how to take it, and potential side effects.
Until recently, Hib disease was a cause of serious (often deadly) infections in children under age five. This eMedTV resource tells you what you need to know about this disease, including information on its symptoms, transmission, and prevention.