Hepatitis

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1.75

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14

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

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Activity Description

The term hepatitis means inflammation of the liver — hepatitis most commonly results from viruses. But drugs, alcohol, toxins, and certain diseases, including autoimmune diseases, can also cause hepatitis. This article covers various causes of hepatitis, epidemiology, symptomatology, patient evaluation, treatment of the disease, prognosis, and preventive strategies. This activity highlights the role of healthcare teams in caring for patients who have hepatitis.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology of hepatitis.
  • Summarize risk factors, patient history, and presentation with physical exam findings associated with hepatitis.
  • Outline diagnostic tests, treatment considerations, common complications, prognosis, and preventive strategies in hepatitis.
  • Review some interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance and improve outcomes in hepatitis.

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  • Name: 'Hep D.png' Attribution: Contributed by Umair Masood, MD
  • Name: 'HEP C Table.png' Attribution: Contributed by Arash Zarrin, DO
  • Name: 'Screenshot_20200303-072100~2.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Arash Zarrin, DO
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In chronic hepatitis patients, vitamin therapy is often necessary , like vitamin B12. When simultaneous of chronic hepatitis C and Biermer's disease, is it safe to administer Vitamin B12 ?, since non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be a complication of Chronic hepatitis ?

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Very ambitious to cover such a broad topic. Good effort. But too superficial given the breadth of the topic.

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