what are the symptoms, cause, treatment, and history of hepetitis a,b, and c?

Question by kira t: what are the symptoms, cause, treatment, and history of hepetitis a,b, and c?
im doing a report on hepetitus a, b, and c. please help me out. thanks.

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Answer by ilseale2003
Go to hepatitis.com This is a very interesting question because these types are very different, especially type b, and c, could be mortal once they attact the liver, there is no vaccine for hepatitis c, and it could take yrs until you find out that you have it. one of the symptoms is fatigue, and is only transfer by blood, it was discovered until 1989, so many people that had blood transfusions before that date have hepatitis c. Type a is the most common and easy to get as well easy to go.. but go to this web site good luck!!

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what are the symptoms, cause, treatment, and history of hepetitis a,b, and c? — 2 Comments

  1. I absolutely agree with the first answer. Your questions will require far too much information to post here. Besides, going to that website requires you to do your own research which is how it should be.

  2. a-food borne usually with contaminated foods (e coli based)
    runs it’s course, tho some have to seek the advice of medical doctors (usually those with comprimised immune disorders) symptoms are usually vomitting, cramping and diarrhea sometimes with initial infection a fever. headaches.

    b-a dna virus that attacks the liver, however, there are bi-directionals that can happen due to the chronic nature. acquired through bodily fluids, sexual intercourse, sharing drugs. some are not aware of side effects. some can turn yellow. (jaundice)

    C- a double stranded RNA virus that attacks the liver. it is spread ONLY by contaminated blood. in order for infection to take place the infected blood would have to enter into the blood stream of another. as with HBV- HCV also has bi-directional diseases.
    treatement is interferon (could be the new infergon) ribavirin and/or amantadine. course of treatment is dependent on genotype. 1’s are hardest to treat. 2’s respond well as 3’s. symptoms vary. first initial infection can be many things, but flu like symptoms are the first sign.

    D- you cannot have hepatitis d (delta virus) if you don’t have HBV. HBV hosts the delta virus in some. I do not believe there is treatment other than that of treatment for HBV.

    Hepatitis C is not a “true” std because HCV corpuscles found in semen, vaginal fluid, tears and salive are NOT transferrable. There also has to be blood to blood transmission in order for HCV to pass onto another.

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