Blood-Borne Diseases - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Dec 23, 2016
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Glossary

Hepatitis B: A type of hepatitis that is carried and passed to others through the blood or sexual contact.

Hepatitis C: A form of hepatitis caused by the hepatitis C virus, which is transmitted through sexual contact or contact with infected blood or body fluids.

Blood Transfusion: The administration of blood or blood products into a blood vessel.

Immunoglobulin: A protein that acts as an antibody.

Immunodeficiency Syndrome: The inability of the body to produce an immune response.

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