Flashcards in Hepatitis Deck (11):
Which Hepatitis is most commonly found in children?
Hepatitis A (over half)
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.
How does viral hepatitis present - there are two stages.
1) Pericteric phase: headache, anorexia, abdo discomfort, nausea & vomiting
2) Icteric phase: jaundice & tender hepatomegaly.
Tx for hepatitis?
Supportive, with rest & hydration.
Why and when is hospitalisation required?
Severe dehydration, deranged liver function (abnormal clotting) + hepatic encephalopathy.
Which of the H's are DNA virus?
Hep B - all the rest are RNA
Roughly what is the incubation peroids
Hep A: 15-30 days
Hep C/E: 30-60 days
Hep B: 60-180 days
Which Hep must have co-infection with Hep B
Which can cause acute liver failure (fulminant liver disease)
Hep D & Hep E
Which are associated with ↑ risk of hepatocellular carcinoma
B & C