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Jaundice in the Adult Patient - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2004 - Jaundice in an adult patient can be caused by a wide variety of benign or life-threatening disorders. Organizing the differential diagnosis by prehepatic, intrahepatic, and posthepatic causes may help make the work-up more manageable. Prehepatic causes of jaundice include hemolysis and ...

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Probability of Cirrhosis in Patients with Hepatitis C - Point-of-Care Guides - American...

Nov 1, 2003 - Hepatitis C is a growing health concern. An estimated 3.9 million persons in the United States are infected with hepatitis C virus; 2.7 million of these persons have chronic infection. Cirrhosis develops in approximately 7 percent of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

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Liver Biopsy and Screening for Cancer in Hepatitis C - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Nov 1, 2003 Issue Editorials Liver Biopsy and Screening for Cancer in Hepatitis C KELLY A. GEBO, M.D., M.P.H., and ERIC B. BASS, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Am Fam Physician. 2003 Nov...

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Special Considerations in Interpreting Liver Function Tests - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1999 - A number of pitfalls can be encountered in the interpretation of common blood liver function tests. These tests can be normal in patients with chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis. The normal range for aminotransferase levels is slightly higher in males, nonwhites and obese persons. Severe ...

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Hepatitis C: Part I. Routine Serologic Testing and Diagnosis - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - Hepatitis C, which is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), is a major public health problem in the United States. HCV is most efficiently transmitted through large or repeated percutaneous exposures to blood. Most patients with acute HCV infection develop persistent infection, and 70 ...

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