by Jacqueline Langwith


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The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737745535
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Hepatitis

1 An Overview of Hepatitis Thelma King Thiel 15

2 Hepatitis A Causes a Short-Lived but Potentially Serious Disease Larry I. Lutwick 25

3 Hepatitis B Is One of the Most Common Chronic Infectious Diseases David A. Cramer Teresa G. Odle 31

4 Hepatitis C Can Go Undetected for Years Larry I. Lutwick Tish Davidson 39

5 Hepatitis D Has Little Public Awareness: Hepatitis B Foundation 46

6 A New Hepatitis B Vaccine May Help Those in the Developing World: ScienceDaily 51

7 Hepatitis C Is the Number One Reason for Liver Transplants Peter Jaret 57

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding Hepatitis

1 Treating Prisoners with Hepatitis C Is Cost Effective Jennifer A. Tan Tom A. Joseph Sammy Saab 66

2 Treating All Prisoners with Hepatitis C May Not Be Feasible Owen J. Murray John Pulvino Jacques Baillargeon David Paar Ben G. Raimer 74

3 Health Care Workers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C David M. Sine 82

4 Health Care Workers Should Not Be Tested for Hepatitis C Bashyr Aziz 94

5 The Hepatitis B Vaccine Causes Multiple Sclerosis David Kirby 101

6 The Hepatitis B Vaccine Does Not Cause Multiple Sclerosis: Immunization Safety Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 107

7 Chimpanzees Are Needed for Research on Hepatitis and Other Diseases: Foundation for Biomedical Research 114

8 Chimpanzees Should Not Be Used for Hepatitis Research Theodora Capaldo Jarrod Bailey 120

Chapter 3 Personal Stories About Hepatitis

1 A Musician Battles Hepatitis C David Crosby 130

2 An Officer with Hepatitis C Waits for a Liver Transplant Hattie Brown Garrow 134

3 Life Is Difficult for Chinese Livingwith Hepatitis B Tan Ee Lyn 140

Glossary 145

Chronology 149

Organizations to Contact 152

For Further Reading 156

Index 158

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