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HEPATITIS A & E

Hepatitis A route of transmission is through oral-fecal route. While in hepatitis E, aside from the oral-fecal route, it is also transmitted through blood transfusion in endemic areas.

Hepatitis A incubation period is 15-50 days and hepatitis E incubation period is 21-60 days.

Hepatitis A & E viruses cause epidemics.

 

General Care

  • Supportive care
  • Consider hospitalization if there is vomiting, dehydration, signs of hepatic decompensation
  • Screen for other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) in cases of sexually acquired hepatitis or if otherwise appropriate
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