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Chronic Hepatitis

Chronic Hepatitis: Introduction

Chronic Hepatitis: Chronic hepatitis is defined as inflammatory disease of the liver lasting for more than six months. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chronic Hepatitis is available below.

Symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis

Treatments for Chronic Hepatitis

  • Lamivudine is an option for the initial treatment of chronic hepatitis B
  • Peginterferon alfa-2a is recommended as a possible first treatment for adults with chronic hepatitis
  • Treatment of chronic hepatitis depends upon the underlying cause. Treatments include:
    • Avoidance of alcohol - as this can make liver dysfunction worse
    • Diet - high calorie if possible with normal protein intake. May need supplementation of fat soluble and other vitamins
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Chronic Hepatitis:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Chronic Hepatitis?

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Hepatitis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Chronic Hepatitis may include:

  • Milk thistle (silymarin)
  • Licorice root extract (glycyrrhizin)
  • Neominophagen C (glycyrrhizin, cysteine, glycine)
  • Bing Gan Tang plus
  • more treatments »

Chronic Hepatitis: Complications

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Causes of Chronic Hepatitis

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Disease Topics Related To Chronic Hepatitis

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Chronic Hepatitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Chronic Hepatitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good"...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms ...read more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of...read more »

Chronic Hepatitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Chronic Hepatitis

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Chronic Hepatitis: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic Hepatitis

Medical research articles related to Chronic Hepatitis include:

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Chronic Hepatitis: Animations

Prognosis for Chronic Hepatitis

Prognosis for Chronic Hepatitis: The ten year survival for patients with chronic active hepatitis is now approximately 85%.

Research about Chronic Hepatitis

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Clinical Trials for Chronic Hepatitis

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Chronic Hepatitis include:

Chronic Hepatitis: Broader Related Topics

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