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Hepatitis

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What are the types of Hepatitis A,B,C,D and E
What is the most common form of hepatitis that has incubation period of 10-40 days, transmitted thru oral-fecal route A
Which type of hepatitis has incubation period of 28-160 days, transmitted by contaminated serum, blood transfusion, contaminated needles, dialysis, or direct contact with infected body fluids Hep B
Which type of hepatitis has incubation period of 2 wks to 6 months (usually 6-9 wks), transmitted thru contaminated needles, and blood transfusions. Hep C
Which type of Hepatitis has incubation period of 2-10 wks and is a co-infection of Hep. B Hep D
Which type of Hepatitis has incubation period of 15-64 days, is rare in the U.S. and is transmitted thru contaminated water. Hep E
Name some signs and symtoms of Hepatitis general malaise, aching muscles, photophobia, headaches, chills, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, nausea,diarrhea, constipation, pruitis,hepatomegaly, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss, jaundice, dark amber urine and clay colored stools
Hepatitis is treated with what dietary changes low fat, high carbs
Hepatitis can be treated with iv fluids for dehydration and which vitamins vitamin c (for healing), vitamin b-complex (for absorption of fat soluble vitamins), and vitamin k (for coagulation)
What medications should be avoided with hepatitis any unnecessary medicines but especially sedatives
Gamma Globulin or immune serum globulin should be given to anyone exposed to Hepatitis A, and may be given 2 weeks prior or 1 week after on set of symptoms
What should be given to anyone exposed to Hepatitis B Hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG)
Hep B vaccine should be given to any person identified as high risk which include healthcare personnel, drug users, homosexual men, prostitutes, and babies born to mothers who are Hep B positive
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