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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