Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E Nursing Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, NCLEX
Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E nursing review for nursing school and NCLEX. Learn the causes, symptoms, treatment, and vaccine options for viral hepatitis.
This lecture will cover viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D, E) for nursing lecture exams. After watching this video, you will be familiar with the differences and similarities between all these 5 types of viral hepatitis, treatment, nursing interventions, and symptoms.
Hepatitis is a condition that presents with liver inflammation. Hepatitis can occur due to over usage of drugs or medications, excessive alcohol usage, or (most common) a viral attack.
The liver is an amazing organ that protects, filters, breaks substances, plays a role in clotting, and produces of bile etc.
-Hepatitis A: transmitted fecal-oral in contaminated food or water, vaccine is available, anti-HAV IgM or IgG to diagnose, post-exposure: immune globulin (2 weeks after exposure), acute only
-Hepatitis B: transmitted via blood and body fluids…most commonly sexual intercourse and IV drug use, HBsAg (infectious) and anti-HAV (immune), vaccine available, acute and chronic
-Hepatitis C: transmitted via blood and body fluids…most commonly IV drug use, NO vaccine available, acute and chronic
-Hepatitis D: transmitted via blood and body fluids, only occurs in the person has Hepatitis B, NO vaccine available but advantageous for the person to receive Hepatitis B vaccine, acute and chronic
-Hepatitis E: transmitted fecal-oral in contaminated food or water, NO vaccine is available, complications for pregnant women in, the 3rd trimester, mainly in developing countries, acute only