Author : Frangkie W. Mapanawang
Hepatitis was process of inflammation or necrosis of liver net that could be caused by infection, drugs, toxin, metabolic disturbance, or autoimmune disorder. Infection that was caused by virus, bacteria, or parasite were the most causes of acute hepatitis. Hepatitis B virus was spread through contact with body liquid. Human were the only host (pejamu) of this virus. Blood was important factor for spreading media. Other body liquid was also important factor for spreading. The design of this study was case control study, that was a research which started with selection of individual and HBsAg positive as the case and HBsAg negative as the control or they who were not suffered with hepatitis B, then those groups were compared about the cause or past experience that might be relevant with the disease cause. Key words: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B Virus, Human HBV.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD