Hepatitis 1

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HEPATITIS B
HIGH CLINICAL PROCEDURES TABANCURA
PATRICIA BARRIA U.S. SOURCES

Hepatitis is a viral illness.

The best known are the A, B, C, D.
They differ in their modes of transmission and the damage they cause.
The diagnosis is by laboratory examination.

What is hepatitis B?
It is an infection caused by Hepadnavirus virus that attacks the liver, causing severe damage and sometimes death.
As it requires fulminant liver transplantation.

WHAT ARE the symptoms themselves?
Clinical cases may experience the following symptoms:
• Jaundice
• dark urine
• Loss of appetite
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• very tired
• General malaise
• tenderness in the right upper abdomen.

Epidemiological sticas Carasterí gicas
Not all infected people develop symptoms. There are chronic carriers who can infect their contacts. The chronic carrier status in a variable period of years have severe cirrhosis and severe hepatic impairment.



"Quié tions is n greater risk of developing hepatitis B Chronicles nica?
Infants who become infected.
Persons with asymptomatic initial infection.

THE RISK OF DISEASE BECOME CRO NICA DECREASES IN LIST WITH AGE.

"Cud situació n l is the epidemiological gica?
• Globally there are over 400 million infected chronic carriers.
• In Chile the number of infected people reached high percentages, which are detected only in blood banks, so there are a lot of people know the carrier status.

Wha mo is hepatitis B?
Blood - Body Fluids - Saliva - Semen (sexually) - Contact through needle or other contaminated sharps - Contact with skin lesions - Via perinatal

N Who is at risk of becoming infected with the virus?
• People working in direct contact with human blood, body fluids.
• Students from the area of health.
• People living in the same house with someone who has the infection, share tooth brushes or razors.
• Use illicit drug injections.
• Have more than one sexual partner (gay or heterosexual).
• have hemophilia.
• They are on dialysis.

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