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Hepatitis B


Synonyms of Hepatitis B
  • Diffuse Hepatocellular Inflammatory Disease
  • HBV

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), one of three viral agents that cause inflammation of the liver known as hepatitis or diffuse hepatocellular inflammatory disease. Hepatitis B is characterized by fever, nausea, vomiting, and yellow discoloration of the skin, eyes and mucous membranes (jaundice). In its most serious form, if left untreated, hepatitis B can become a chronic infection leading to chronic liver disease and potentially increasing the risk of developing liver cancer. The hepatitis B virus can be passed from mother to unborn child, and is highly contagious through bodily fluids such as blood, semen and possibly saliva. It is often spread from person to person through intravenous drug use or sexual contact.

    Organizations related to Hepatitis B
    • American Liver Foundation
      75 Maiden Lane
      New York NY 10038
      Phone #: 212-668-1000
      800 #: 800-465-4837
      e-mail: info@liverfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.liverfoundation.org
    • American Social Health Association
      P.O. Box 13827
      Research Triangle Park NC 27709
      Phone #: 919-361-8400
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@ashastd.org
      Home page: http://www.ashastd.org
    • CORE
      3 St. Andrews Place
      London None NW1 4LB
      Phone #: 020- 74-86 0341
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@corecharity.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • Hepatitis B Foundation
      700 East Butler Ave
      Doylestown PA 18901-2697
      Phone #: 215-489-4900
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@hepb.org
      Home page: http://www.hepb.org
    • Hepatitis Foundation International
      504 Blick Dr
      Silver Spring MD 20904
      Phone #: 301-622-4200
      800 #: 800-891-0707
      e-mail: hfi@comcast.net
      Home page: http://www.hepatitisfoundation.org
    • Immunization Action Coalition/Hepatitis B Coalition
      1573 Selby Avenue
      St. Paul MN 55104-6328
      Phone #: 651-647-9009
      800 #: --
      e-mail: admin@immunize.org
      Home page: http://www.immunize.org
    • Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
      University of Chicago
      Chicago IL 60637
      Phone #: 773-702-5800
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: information-millercenter@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
      Home page: http://millercenter.uchicago.edu
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/



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