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Ch 15: Understanding & Treating Hepatitis

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If you need to improve your understanding of hepatitis types and treatments, look no further than this helpful online chapter. The chapter's lessons and self-assessments can function as convenient test preparation resources, homework help tools, tutoring solutions and textbook supplements.

Understanding & Treating Hepatitis - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors show you everything you need to know about the basics of hepatitis. Complete these simple lessons and quizzes to review the differences between hepatitis, A, B and C, as well as related treatments and hepatitis serology. The chapter includes short self-assessment quizzes to help you reinforce the information you study. Access the chapter any time that fits your schedule, and be sure to submit questions to our instructors if you have any. By the end of the chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate the causes, symptoms and treatments of hepatitis A, B and C
  • Describe the contagious period of the hepatitis A virus
  • Understand how hepatitis A, B and C are transmitted
  • Assess the surface antibody of hepatitis B
  • Differentiate between acute and chronic hepatitis B
  • Interpret hepatitis virus serology markers

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: Understanding & Treating Hepatitis
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Hepatitis A: Causes, Symptoms & Risk Factors

1. Hepatitis A: Causes, Symptoms & Risk Factors

Hepatitis A is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. Read this lesson to learn how the virus is transmitted as well as learn about the symptoms of this condition.

Hepatitis A Virus: Definition, Transmission & Contagious Period

2. Hepatitis A Virus: Definition, Transmission & Contagious Period

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that attacks the liver and causes inflammation. Read this lesson to learn about modes of transmission and the incubation period of this virus.

Hepatitis A: Vaccine, Treatment & Prognosis

3. Hepatitis A: Vaccine, Treatment & Prognosis

The Hepatitis A virus (HAV) attacks the liver causing an array of uncomfortable symptoms. Read this lesson to learn about the prognosis of this condition, how to treat it, and the possibility of vaccination.

Hepatitis B: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

4. Hepatitis B: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Hepatitis B is a virus that occurs in the liver. It can be acute or chronic. This lesson will discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatments of hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B: Definition, Transmission & Surface Antibody

5. Hepatitis B: Definition, Transmission & Surface Antibody

In this lesson, you will learn about hepatitis B, types of infection, and modes of transmission. You will also learn about the hepatitis B surface antigen and its role in immunity to the disease.

Chronic vs. Acute Hepatitis B

6. Chronic vs. Acute Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus infects the liver. It starts out as an acute infection that can become chronic and cause serious liver damage. This lesson will discuss the differences between acute and chronic hepatitis B.

Hepatitis C Virus: Transmission, Causes & Symptoms

7. Hepatitis C Virus: Transmission, Causes & Symptoms

Hepatitis C virus may be something you have heard of before, but you may not really understand what it is. In this lesson, we will learn about Hepatitis C virus- what causes it, how it is spread from one to another, and what symptoms are associated with it.

Hepatitis C: Treatment & Vaccine

8. Hepatitis C: Treatment & Vaccine

Hepatitis C is a virus that is highly contagious. In this lesson, we will learn about treatment of Hepatitis C infections as well as about the vaccine for this disease.

Hepatitis Virus Serology: Markers & Interpretation

9. Hepatitis Virus Serology: Markers & Interpretation

In this lesson, you will learn about the hepatitis viruses and people at high risk for contracting the disease. We'll explore serologic markers that are present after exposure as well as interpretation of those results.

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