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Liver & GIT

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4 out of 5
 

Most common type of hepatitis responsible for epidemics in India is : (DNB June 10)



A Hepatitis A

B Hepatitis B

C Hepatitis C

D Hepatitis E

Ans. D Hepatitis E

1. It is transmitted by feco oral route.

2. Most common cause of epidemic of hepatitis in India is Hepatitis E

3. Most common cause of epidemic of hepatitis in India in Children is Hepatitis A

4. Hepatitis E: Both IgM anti HEV and IgG HEV can be detected.

Hepatitis G (PNQ)

1. HGV a flavivirus, percutaneously transmitted and associated with chronic viremia lasting at least 10 years.

2. HGV detected in 1.5% of blood donors, 50% of injections drugs users, 30% of hemodialysis patients, 20% of hemophiliacs, and 15% of patients with chronic hepatitis B or C,

3. It does not appear to cause important liver disease or affect the response of patients with chronic hepatitis B or C to antiviral therapy.

4. HGV coinfection may improve survival in patients with HIV infection and reduce the degree of fibrosis in patients with HCV-HIV coinfection.