• Vol. 41 No. 7, 279–280
  • 15 July 2012

Viral Hepatitis—The Silent Killer


Unraveling the disease of hepatitis was like a Sherlock Holmes mystery as physicians throughout the last century searched for the identity of these silent killers involved in endemic and epidemic diseases afflicting millions of persons. Hepatitis, a silent and mysterious killer for many centuries, is derived from the Greek word, ‘hepa’ (liver) and ‘itis’ (inflammation).

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