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1

Which Hepatitis is most commonly found in children?

Hepatitis A (over half)

2

Which H's can be transmitted via the faecal-oral route?

Hep A/Hep E. Hep A presents as a bout of food poisoning & Hep E is only found in endemic areas.

3

How does viral hepatitis present - there are two stages.

1) Pericteric phase: headache, anorexia, abdo discomfort, nausea & vomiting
2) Icteric phase: jaundice & tender hepatomegaly.

4

Tx for hepatitis?

Supportive, with rest & hydration.

5

Why and when is hospitalisation required?

Severe dehydration, deranged liver function (abnormal clotting) + hepatic encephalopathy.

6

Which of the H's are DNA virus?

Hep B - all the rest are RNA

7

Roughly what is the incubation peroids

Hep A: 15-30 days
Hep C/E: 30-60 days
Hep B: 60-180 days

8

Which Hep must have co-infection with Hep B

Hep D

9

Which can cause acute liver failure (fulminant liver disease)

Hep D & Hep E

10

Which are associated with ↑ risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

B & C

11

How to prevent B,C,D

Tranfusion safety, safe sex, education needle exchange