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Hepatitus B and Cirrhosis of the Liver

What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a type of virus which can infect the liver resulting in an infection called Hepatitis B. The structure of this virus comprises of a DNA nucleic acid in its core. This virus contains an envelope around it. It is transmitted through body secretions, blood transfusions or […]

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Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis of the Liver

What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a virus which contains RNA as a nucleic acid in its core and infects the liver. Most individuals infected with this virus do not show any significant symptoms until later on in the course of the disease. In fact most of them are not even aware of having […]

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