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Med. Term. Review4

Hepatitis types A-E

hepatitis A virus (HAV) short-lived infection (not chronic) caused by exposure to water or food contaminated with feces from people who have HAV Infectious hepatitis Get an A in handwashing and you prevent it Vaccine available
hepatitis B virus (HBV) acute infection (can recover completely) may be asymptomatic, but person is still a carrier and can infect others You Be getting HBV from Blood, sexual activity, breast milk serum hepatitis vaccine available
hepatitis C virus (HCV) begins acute, turns chronic exposure to blood or contaminated needles Is not transmitted by sex or breast milk can lead to chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer no vaccine C is very serious!
hepatitis D virus (HDV) secondary infection caused by a mutated hepatitis virus Develops in patients who already have hepatitis B. Known as Delta hepatitis You can't get D without having B
hepatitis E virus (HEV) similar to hepatitis A but rarely occurs in the U.S. A&E are the same (like the channel!)
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