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Hepatitis C : The Silent Epidemic - Fred Askari

Hepatitis C

The Silent Epidemic

Paperback Published: 12th April 2001
ISBN: 9780738204383
Number Of Pages: 221

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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.

The Illnessp. 1
Discovering Hepatitis Cp. 15
Hepatitis C and Chronic Hepatitisp. 25
Hepatitis C and End-Stage Liver Diseasep. 43
Hepatitis C and Liver Transplantationp. 61
Stopping the Spread of Hepatitis C: Blood Transfusions, Recreational Drug Use, Sex, Tattoos, Acupuncture, Manicures, Pedicures, and Body Piercingp. 77
Hepatitis C and Alcoholp. 91
The Search for the Holy Grailp. 97
Diet and Nutritionp. 107
Hepatitis C and Interferonp. 117
Alternative Medicine or Unconventional Medicinep. 137
The Body's Efforts to Fight Hepatitis C, and Potential Vaccinesp. 143
Your Skin and Joints: Effects of Hepatitis C Outside the Liverp. 153
Hepatitis C and Your Kidneysp. 159
Your Immune Systemp. 167
Psychological Impact of Hepatitis Cp. 171
Epiloguep. 179
Bibliographyp. 183
Glossaryp. 201
Resource Guidep. 213
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780738204383
ISBN-10: 0738204382
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 12th April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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