Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

  • Can cause jaundice  (fucks liver function–cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatitis, death)
  • Characterized by a nonspecific prodrome of malaise, fever, HA, myalgia     (a lot of times it can be asymptomatic)
  • Humans are the reservoir and it is transmitted via blood borne
  • Hep B vaccine is 3 doses and provides immunity for at least 20 years
    • Vaccine provides the body with immunologic memory
    • Booster doses aren’t recommended
  • Adults at risk are those who are sexually active.

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