Flashcards in Microbiology 11 - Viral Hepatitis Deck (20)
Recall 2 RFs for Hep A transmission
1. Drinking from dodgy water supply
What is the incubation period for hepatitis A?
Which immunoglobulin is indicative of current Hep A infection?
Which immunoglobulin is indicative of previous Hep A infection/ vaccine?
What test is used to identify acute hepatitis A?
Anti-hepatitis A virus IgM
For how long does hepatitis B infection have to persist to be considered "chronic"?
What is the incubation period for hepatitis B?
What are the complications of chronic hepatitis B?
Recall the stages of hepatitis B infection
1. Immune tolerant
2. Immune reactive
3. Inactive HBV carrier state
4. HBe antigen negative chronic HBV
5. HBs antigen negative phase
What treatments are available for chronic hepatitis B?
What does the hepatitis B vaccine contain?
What are the main routes of transmission of hepatitis C?
What % of people who get infected with hepatitis C go on to have chronic hep C?
What is the incubation period of hepatitis C?
2 - 6 weeks
What test is used to diagnose hep C infection?
What treatments are available for hepatitis C?
Hepatitis D infection is always superimposed upon which type of infection?
Which type of hepatitis only ever takes an acute course?
What is one particularly risky food for hepatitis E infection?