Viral Hepatitis: A Case Study


  • Aisha Prioleau-Johnson
  • Beth Mengstu
  • Matt Kilboy
  • Nate Mace

Our rationale for choosing viral hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is an infection of the liver that comes in several forms. The different forms of hepatitis (A,B,C,D,E) determine how it was contracted, how it is treated and the prognosis. Research has allowed the development of vaccines for hepatitis A and B, however, with the increase in the anti-vaccination movement and IV drug use, the prevalence of Hepatitis has not decreased as one would expect. Professionals in healthcare must remain aware of this preventable disease so we can educate patients about the effective methods in reducing its prevalence.