Virus de hepatitis B

La hepatitis B también se conoce como hepatitis sérica y se transmite a través de la sangre y del contacto sexual. Se presenta con mayor frecuencia entre aquellos consumidores de drogas intravenosas que comparten las agujas, y entre la población homosexual. Esta es una fotografía de partículas del virus de la hepatitis B, tomada a través de un microscopio electrónico. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)Virus de hepatitis B

Revision

Last reviewed 10/16/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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