Hepatitis, andHepatitis, and
Hepatitis B.Hepatitis B.
Emma KubesEmma Kubes
Mr. HolleyMr. Holley
Human InteractionsHuman In...
DefinitionDefinition
 Hepatitis- “Hepatitis- “An inflammatory condition of the liver,An inflammatory condition of the liv...
SymptomsSymptoms
 ““Symptoms of Hepatitis are the liver is often enlarged and tenderSymptoms of Hepatitis are the liver i...
How to get it?How to get it?
 ““B transmission occurs through blood or bodily fluids, including semen andB transmission o...
How to prevent it?How to prevent it?
You can prevent getting Hepatitis by gettingYou can prevent getting Hepatitis by gett...
How to treat it?How to treat it?
 ““Treatment for the various forms of viralTreatment for the various forms of viral
hepa...
JournalJournal
 What I know about STDs is that it stands for SexuallyWhat I know about STDs is that it stands for Sexuall...
Works CitedWorks Cited
 Adler, Richard. "Hepatitis."Adler, Richard. "Hepatitis." Magills Medical GuideMagills Medical Gui...
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Hepatitis, and hepatitis b

  1. 1. Hepatitis, andHepatitis, and Hepatitis B.Hepatitis B. Emma KubesEmma Kubes Mr. HolleyMr. Holley Human InteractionsHuman Interactions Period 2Period 2 12 September 201012 September 2010
  2. 2. DefinitionDefinition  Hepatitis- “Hepatitis- “An inflammatory condition of the liver,An inflammatory condition of the liver, characterized by discomfort, jaundice, and enlargement of thecharacterized by discomfort, jaundice, and enlargement of the organ and bacterial, viral, or immunological in origin; may alsoorgan and bacterial, viral, or immunological in origin; may also result from use of alcohol and other toxic drugs.”result from use of alcohol and other toxic drugs.” (Adler(Adler))  Hepatitis B- “Hepatitis B- “A type of liver inflammation that is mainlyA type of liver inflammation that is mainly spread through contact with blood and blood products and viaspread through contact with blood and blood products and via sexual contact with an infected person, or carrier.” (Racer)sexual contact with an infected person, or carrier.” (Racer)
  3. 3. SymptomsSymptoms  ““Symptoms of Hepatitis are the liver is often enlarged and tenderSymptoms of Hepatitis are the liver is often enlarged and tender to physical examination. The person may feel tired and run ato physical examination. The person may feel tired and run a low-grade fever. It is not unusual for the person to feel nauseouslow-grade fever. It is not unusual for the person to feel nauseous and lose weight.” (Adler)and lose weight.” (Adler)  ““Symptoms of Hepatitis B may include jaundice, fatigue,Symptoms of Hepatitis B may include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain and swelling, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting,abdominal pain and swelling, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and joint pain.” (Racer)and joint pain.” (Racer)
  4. 4. How to get it?How to get it?  ““B transmission occurs through blood or bodily fluids, including semen andB transmission occurs through blood or bodily fluids, including semen and vaginal secretions. Because HBV is also found in saliva, the disease may bevaginal secretions. Because HBV is also found in saliva, the disease may be transmitted among family members through nonsexual contact.” (Adler)transmitted among family members through nonsexual contact.” (Adler) “Hepatitis may be associated with an autoimmune phenomenon in which the body produces antibodies against liver tissue. Liver inflammation may also be an aftereffect of the use of alcohol or various hepatotoxic chemicals, either through the taking of illegal drugs or as a side effect of the legal use of pharmacological agents.” (Adler)
  5. 5. How to prevent it?How to prevent it? You can prevent getting Hepatitis by gettingYou can prevent getting Hepatitis by getting vaccinated.vaccinated.
  6. 6. How to treat it?How to treat it?  ““Treatment for the various forms of viralTreatment for the various forms of viral hepatitis is, for the most part, symptomatic andhepatitis is, for the most part, symptomatic and supportive. Hospitalization may be required insupportive. Hospitalization may be required in severe cases, but, in general, any restriction ofsevere cases, but, in general, any restriction of activity is left up to the patient.” (Adler)activity is left up to the patient.” (Adler)
  7. 7. JournalJournal  What I know about STDs is that it stands for SexuallyWhat I know about STDs is that it stands for Sexually Transmitted Dieses. There are many different types of STDs andTransmitted Dieses. There are many different types of STDs and some are called STIs for Sexually Transmitted Infections.some are called STIs for Sexually Transmitted Infections. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, without having aHepatitis means inflammation of the liver, without having a specific cause. Hepatitis can be caused by viruses, bacteria, andspecific cause. Hepatitis can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites. There are three different types of Hepatitis, Hepatitisparasites. There are three different types of Hepatitis, Hepatitis A, B, and C. I learned that Hepatitis has a huge effect on theA, B, and C. I learned that Hepatitis has a huge effect on the liver, and thatliver, and that it must be treated quickly because the lover plays ait must be treated quickly because the lover plays a big role in your body.big role in your body.
  8. 8. Works CitedWorks Cited  Adler, Richard. "Hepatitis."Adler, Richard. "Hepatitis." Magills Medical GuideMagills Medical Guide. Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 4th rev. ed. 5 vols. Pasadena, Calif.:. Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 4th rev. ed. 5 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2008.Salem Press, 2008. Salem HealthSalem Health Web. 12 Nov. 2010.Web. 12 Nov. 2010.  Racer, Cynthia. "Hepatitis B virus (HBV)."Racer, Cynthia. "Hepatitis B virus (HBV)." Salem Health: CancerSalem Health: Cancer. Ed. Jeffrey A. Knight. 4 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2008.. Ed. Jeffrey A. Knight. 4 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2008. Salem HealthSalem Health Web. 12 Nov. 2010.Web. 12 Nov. 2010.  http://www.topnews.in/health/files/Liver-Damage.jpghttp://www.topnews.in/health/files/Liver-Damage.jpg  http://medicalimages.allrefer.com/large/liver-culture.jpghttp://medicalimages.allrefer.com/large/liver-culture.jpg  http://www.in.gov/isdh/images/figure3.gifhttp://www.in.gov/isdh/images/figure3.gif

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