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Hepatitis ranks as world’s leading killer infectious disease
 

Hepatitis ranks as world’s leading killer infectious disease

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Viral hepatitis kills more people annually than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), or malaria in most countries, with death rates dramatically increasing by 63 percent over a period of 23 years, according to a large study.
 
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21 Jul 2016 - General
 
We explored the relationship between the burden of viral hepatitis and economic status. Viral hepatitis has consistently been ranked as a leading cause of mortality in upper-middle income countries, but a relative rise in mortality in lower-middle income countries has been associated with a narrowing in the rankings by 2013. Evolution in funding structures is required to accommodate viral hepatitis and allow effective responses in low and low-to-middle middle income countries.
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As the article has pointed out, viral hepatitis (with the majority of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) is causing more mortality, comparing to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), or malaria in most countries. Chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infection can lead to a lot of medical consequences like liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma. Patient with liver cirrhosis can develop a number of complications like oesophageal and gastric varices, ascites (which can lead to spontaneous bacterial peritonitis)...
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