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Viral Hepatitis

  • Symptoms
  • Prodrome
  1. Malaise
  2. Anorexia
  3. Nausea or Vomiting
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Low Grade fever
  • Signs
  • Advanced disease
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Management
  1. See Acute Hepatitis
  2. Post-exposure Prophylaxis
    1. See Hepatitis A
    2. See Hepatitis B Postexposure Prophylaxis
    3. No Post-exposure Prophylaxis is available for Hepatitis C (as of 2015)
  3. Acute Viral Hepatitis
    1. Symptomatic management is primary treatment for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
    2. Consider early interferon based monotherapy for Acute Hepatitis C (started within first 4 weeks)
      1. See Hepatitis C
  • References
  1. Swencki (2015) Crit Dec Emerg Med 29(11):2-10