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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 physicians.

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.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Pathology
  • GI (incl. Liver, Pancreas, Bilary)
  • Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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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
  • Name: 'liver01.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Fabiola Farci, MD


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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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