Acute Hepatitis

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1.25

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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Acute hepatitis is a term used to describe a wide variety of conditions characterized by acute inflammation of the hepatic parenchyma or injury to hepatocytes resulting in elevated liver function indices. In general, hepatitis is classified as acute or chronic based on the duration of the inflammation and insult to the hepatic parenchyma. If the period of inflammation or hepatocellular injury lasts for less than six months, characterized by normalization of the liver function tests, it is called acute hepatitis. In contrast, if the inflammation or hepatocellular injury persists beyond six months, it is termed chronic hepatitis. The most common infectious cause of acute hepatitis is secondary to a viral infection(acute viral hepatitis). Nevertheless, acute hepatitis can result from a wide variety of noninfectious causes that include but not limited to are drugs (drug-induced hepatitis), alcohol (alcoholic hepatitis), immunologic (autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis) or as a result of indirect insult secondary to biliary tract dysfunction (cholestatic hepatitis), pregnancy-related liver dysfunction, shock or metastatic disease.

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

  • Identify the common etiologies and epidemiology of acute hepatitis.
  • Review the physical findings in patients presenting with acute hepatitis.
  • Describe laboratory testing and how results relate to the treatment and disposition decisions for acute hepatitis.
  • Summarize the importance of coordinating care among the interprofessional team to improve outcomes for patients with acute hepatitis.

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  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
American Board of Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • GI (incl. Liver, Pancreas, Bilary)
  • Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery

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