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National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse: Hepatitis
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: Patient Information
CDC, National Center for Infectious Diseases: Viral Hepatitis
Wilson's Disease Association
Mayo Clinic: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
American Hemachromatosis Society: Testing and Treatment
UCSF Medical Center: Toxic Hepatitis
National Human Genome Research Institute: Alpha 1 antitrypsin Deficiency

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Sources Used in Current Review

(October 14, 2015) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hepatitis C FAQs for Health Professionals. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htm#d3. Accessed December 2015.

(October 15, 2015) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm#cFAQ61. Accessed December 2015.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Viral Hepatitis Statistics & Surveillance. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics/2011Surveillance/Commentary.htm#hepB. Accessed 9/1/2013.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. Available online at http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/nash/#treatment. Accessed 9/2/2013.

Fischbach, F.T., (2004) A Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests. 7th Edition., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22nd ed. McPherson R, Pincus M, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier: 2011, Pp 308-309.

(February 16, 2012) National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Autoimmune Hepatitis. Available online at http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/autoimmunehep/. Accessed October 2013.

(October 4, 2011) American Liver Foundation. Autoimmune Hepatitis. Available online at http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/aihep/. Accessed October 2013.

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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 477-480.

(2005 January 15, Reviewed). Viral Hepatitis B Fact Sheet. CDC, National Center for Infectious Diseases [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/fact.htm.

(© 2005) Hepatitis and Liver Disease in the United States. American Liver Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.liverfoundation.org/db/articles/1008.

(© 2002-2003) Hepatitis A Factsheet. American Liver Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.liverfoundation.org/db/articles/1061.

(© 2002-2003) What is Autoimmune Hepatitis? American Liver Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.liverfoundation.org/db/articles/1011.

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(2005 January 15, reviewed). Hepatitis C Fact Sheet, CDC. National Center for Infectious Diseases [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/fact.htm.

(© 2005). Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). ARUP's Guide to Clinical Laboratory Testing [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arup-lab.com/guides/clt/tests/clt_291a.jsp#1150957.

Hart, J. (2003 October 3). Hepatitis. MedlinePlus Health Information Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001154.htm.

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(June 13, 2008) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hepatitis A. Available online at http://cdc.gov/hepatitis/HAV/HAVfaq.htm#general. Accessed September 2009.

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(July 21, 2008) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hepatitis C, FAQs for Health Professionals. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/HCVfaq.htm#section1. Accessed September 2009.

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(June 4, 2009) Mehta, N, et al. Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity. eMedicine. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/169814-overview. Accessed September 2009.

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