PBL: The Case of the Wrenching Experience Differential Diagnosis for Carpal Tunnel SyndromeDeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis:What is it?Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Insome cases hepatitis B infection is chronic (it lasts more than six months). Chronic hepatitis B increases risk of developing liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis — a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver.Most people infected with hepatitis B as adults recover fully, even if their signsand symptoms are severe. Infants and children are more likely to develop a chronic hepatitis B infection. A vaccine can prevent hepatitis B, but there's no cure if you have it. Infection will eventually go away on its on. It is contagious in nature so if one has it theymust take certain precautions can help prevent spreading HBV to others.Signs and symptoms of hepatitis B, range from mild to severe. They usually appear about one to four months after individual is infected. These may include:Abdominal painDark urine/Unusually light colored stoolFeverJoint painLoss of appetiteNausea and vomitingWeakness and fatigue that persists for weeks or monthsYellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)Most people who are infected with hepatitis C—even people who have been infected for a while—usually don't have symptoms.If symptoms do develop, they may include:Fatigue.Joint pain.Belly pain.Itchy skin.Sarah Khan
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