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Jordan Giacomelli Mrs. Lindsay AM

Jordan Giacomelli

on 5 October 2012

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Transcript of Hepatitis

Overview *Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.
*It is mostly caused by a viral infection.
*There are 5 types A, B, C, D, and E. These five types can be a big problem, they have the potential for epidemic spreads.
Hepatitis A (HAV)
*Present in faeces of an infected person and is usually transmitted through consumption of contaminated water or food.

*Certain sex practices can transmit HAV

*Most infection cases are mild with the majority of people making a full recovery and remaining immune from further HAV infections.

*Vaccines are available to prevent HAV Symptoms Hepatitis A and E: Jaundice, dark urine, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle and abdominal pain.

Hepatitis B: Appetite loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, itching all over the body, pain over the location of the liver, jaundice, dark urine, pale colored stools (grey or clay colored)

Hepatitis C: Fatigue, joint pain, stomach pain, itchy skin, jaundice of the skin and whites of eyes, sore muscles, dark urine.

Hepatitis D: Fatigue, excessive tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, low fever, muscle/ joint pain, sore throat,
dark urine, and light colored stool. Hepatitis Jordan Giacomelli
Mrs. Lindsay
AM Hepatitis B, C, and D usually occur as a result of paternal contact with infected body fluids. For example, contaminated blood/ blood products, invasive medical procedures with contaminated equipment. Hep B is usually transmitted from mother to baby at birth, from a family member to child, and also by sexual contact. Treatments:
Rest, Interferon, other antiviral drugs, Liver transplant.
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