Hepatitis

Hepatitis - A – 15-25 flu recover in wks but may take 6-9...

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Hepatitis A B C In that order in terms of frequency/incidence and severity of consequences
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Transmission A – contact with infected fecal material & blood products B – blood, blood products, semen, vaginal secretions, saliva C – most commonly thru blood- contaminated needles shared by IDU’s. Contaminated blood products, sexual contact, perinatal.
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Consequences
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Unformatted text preview: A – 15-25% flu, recover in wks, but may take 6-9 mos B – 15-25% chronic, risk of liver CA, cirrhosis C – 75-80% chronic, mild, does not significantly erode health. For 20-25% serious. Take antiviral meds. Treatment • Bed rest and fluids for all • Vaccines available for A & B • Antiviral meds for C to avert liver failure or death...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSY 222 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '09 term at ASU.

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