Hepatitis

Sohavni Singh TB 7

Definition

Inflammation of liver caused by a virus (the germ).

NO CURE

Transmissions

Person to person through:
  • unprotected sex
  • sharing needles (blood or other body fluids)

Symptoms

  • yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • fever
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • lack of appetite
  • abdominal pain

Problems

  • cirrhosis (permanent scarring of liver, liver cancer)
  • can lead to DEATH

PREVENT IT

  • no unprotected sex
  • avoid intravenous drug use and sharing
  • wash your hands before handling food and after using the bathroom
  • sterilize needles/other equipment properly

Treatments

Anti-viral medications