ACUTE VIRAL HEPATITIS

Clinical Features:-

  • Prodromal Symptoms- nausea, vomitting, abd. Pain, headache, fatigue, malaise
  • Icteric Phase- patients notice dark urine and yellowish discolouration of skin and eyes.
  • Recovery Phase- improvement of general symptoms and diminution of jaundice
  • Signs- sclera yellow, scratch marks due to pruritus, tender hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and lymphadenopathy

Treatment:-

  • Physical activity restricted
  • High calorie diet intake. Good protein intake
  • Drugs which are hepatotoxic to be avoided.
  • Alcohol stopped
  • Bile sequestering agents for pruritus

Prophylaxis:-

Reference- a.k. tripathi for medicine

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  1. Hello there! This blog post couldn’t be written much better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

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