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what serologic tests are done to screen blood for hepatitis b?
what % of hepatitis B patients become chronic carriers?

because 65% of cases are asymptomatic, many chronic carriers of Hep B have no idea they ever had hepatitis B and that they carry it.
how is hepatitis A spread?
fecal - oral

"infectious hepatitis"
how is hepatitis B spread?

"serum hepatitis"
what/when is the window?
in hepatitis B serology, between 6-7 months post infection, HBsAg is no longer detectable, but anti-HBsAg is not yet detectable. Anti-HBcAg IS detectable at this time however.
what is the treatment for hepatitis B?
vaccination + passive immunization with anti-HBV Ig
what does HBeAg signify?
high infectivity - intact virions!
of people who acquire Hep C, how many go on to become chronic carriers?
50% !!!!
of people who acquire Hep C, how many go on to have cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma?
5 % develop cirrhosis
15 % of those with cirrhosis develop hepatocellular carcinoma
how is NAT used to screen blood?
for HepC and HIV
what is the treatment for hepatitis C?
50% of people become chronic carriers

goal is to prevent disease from progressing to cirrhosis

IFN + ribavirin