Viral Hepatitis: Causes, Signs and Treatments


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Knowing that liver cancer is caused by long-lived, or chronic, types of viral hepatitis, which combination of hepatitis viruses is most likely to cause liver cancer?

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1. The two types of viral hepatitis most likely to be associated with an acute infection are _____.

2. Which hepatitis virus requires another virus for replication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are mild and severe causes of viral hepatitis and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of these viruses. You'll be assessed on different types of viral hepatitis and the meaning of hepatitis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • A hepatitis virus that relies on another to duplicate
  • What acute hepatitis can cause
  • Relationships between hepatitis viruses
  • The definition of hepatitis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on viral hepatitis
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the interactions between hepatitis viruses to identify which ones can cause liver cancer when combined
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the forms of hepatitis that are connected to acute infections

Additional Learning

To increase your knowledge of various forms of hepatitis, review the engaging video lesson titled Viral Hepatitis: Causes, Signs, and Treatments. You can expect to learn:

  • How viral hepatitis is transmitted
  • The meaning of hepatocellular carcinoma and how it's developed
  • How to compare and contrast HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, and HEV in terms of interactions with one another, acuity, and complications
  • Which viral hepatitis strains can lead to chronic hepatitis
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment routes for viral hepatitis