Hepatitis B

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    Quickly here, hepatitis B. Now, we’re getting to more chronic users. And hepatitis B, obviously, there is going to be vaccination involved. And in immunology and microbiology, you’ve covered these topics further. What I'm going to provide to you is more of a clinical background for each one of these viral hepatites. 400 million worldwide. Obviously, need to know this quite a bit. DNA virus with incubation. You need to know that hepatitis B is a DNA virus. Last time we talked anything about this, at some point in time, is that there is every possibility in chronicity. Two major chronic viral hepatites that are important for you and I, for pathology and cancer will be hepatitis B, which is a DNA virus and hepatitis C which would be an RNA virus. It’s important that you know what kind of molecular goes on to cancers. Transmission here, parental or sexual routes. High risk of vertical transmission. What does that mean to you? You are thinking about a pregnant lady that is now giving birth; and during delivery, there is every possibility that through the vaginal canal there might be vertical transmission unfortunately to the newborn. Think of this as being part of your torch. Hepatitis B. Leading risk factor for liver cancer worldwide. Also, keep in mind, hepatitis C – and make sure that you know how to identify hepatitis B or C. This is a DNA virus. Only 5% of adult infection develop chronic hepatitis, while the majority of perinatal infections are chronic. So, there are two populations here. Very rarely do adults go on to chronicity. That would be more hepatitis C. C in hepatitis C – C for chronicity. However, could you move on to chronicity in hepatitis B? Sure, you can, but a measly 5%. Still...

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    The lecture Hepatitis B by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Cirrhosis – Liver Diseases.

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    1. Hepatitis B
    2. Hepatitis C
    3. Hepatitis A
    4. Hepatitis E
    5. Hepatitis D
    1. ELISA for detection of Hepatitis B
    2. ELISA for Hepatitis C
    3. PCR for CMV
    4. PCR for EBV
    5. Hepatitis A antigen
    1. PSGN
    2. membranoproliferative
    3. Angioedema
    4. Mononeritis multiplex
    5. PAN
    1. Gullian-Barre syndrome
    2. Mononeuritis multiplex
    3. Polyarteritis Nodosa
    4. Multiple sclerosis
    5. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Author of lecture Hepatitis B

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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