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Ch. 28 vocabulary

Viral Diseases of the GI tract

Bilirubin partial breakdown product of hemaglobin--causes yellow color--builds up in liver and can't degrade--excreted in urine--dx by sx and detection of liver enzyme leakage into bloodstream--hepatocyte (liver cell) distruction
Coliform (blank)
Coxsackie virus enterovirus--causes gastroenteritis, aseptic meningitis, herpangina, pleurodynia, myocarditis--strain B4 strong correlation with diabetes--autoimmune response destroys insulin-secreting cells of pancreas
Echovirus enterovirus--gastroenteritis, resp.infections and meningitis
Hepatitis A immune globulin immunoglobulin proteins from blood of people who had recovered from hep. A infection--
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) naked, icosahedral virion--RNA-- spread via uncooked shellfish--acquire virions in seawater from fecal contamination
Infectious hepatitis disease by HAV--fecal-oral transmission--sx: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fever and jaundice--2-4 weeks--good hygiene and sewage tx necessary tp prevent transmission
Jaundice whites of eiyes and blood appear yellow, urin dark and stool clay gray--bilirubin builds up in liver excreted in urine--sx and detection of liver enzyme leakage into bloodstream--hepatocyte destruction
Created by: heatherlvn