About the Book A comprehensive medical reference to a silent and deadly disease. Book Synopsis Four million Americans have been stricken by Hepatitis C, and the numbers continue to grow. Covering every aspect of this serious liver disease, Dr. Fred Askari provides a clear and compassionate description of the complex medical issues that many doctors fail to adequately explain to their patients. Complete with a targeted resource list of support groups and organizations, Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic delivers the facts on the symptoms as well as up-to-the-minute news on drug and transplant treatment options. About the Author Fred K. Askari, M.D., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the division of gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. His co-authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association have been widely used to teach physicians about immunology and treatment for viruses.