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Descriptor English:   Hepatitis B 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hepatitis B 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Hepatite B 
Synonyms English:   Hepatitis B Virus Infection  
Tree Number:   C01.925.256.430.400
Definition English:   INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact. 
Indexing Annotation English:   chronic = HEPATITIS B, CHRONIC
History Note English:   77; was HEPATITIS, HOMOLOGOUS SERUM 1963-76 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   6664 
Unique Identifier:   D006509 

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