John Nash Essay

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Disease | Definition | Etiologic Agent | Mode of transmission | Epidemiology | Pathogenesis | Life cycle of organism | Diagnostic test | Complication | Treatment | Nursing Management | Common Nursing Diagnosis | Prevention | Hepatitis C, D, E | Hepatitis C- It has been revealed that there is only a small percentage of patients who are tested positive for hepatitis C. It is usually transmitted through blood transfusion and receiving tattoos.Hepatitis D- is found only in patients with chronic hepatitis B and requires presence of HbsAg. Type D virus depends on the double shelled type virus B to replicate.Hepatitis E- It is transmitted enterecally like Hepatitis A. It is inconsistently shed in feces, therefore, detection is difficult. | Hepatitis C- Hepatitis C virusHepatitis D- Hepatitis D virusHepatitis E-Hepatitis E virus | Hepatitis C- person-to-person contact via body fluids- tattoosHepatitis D- Same with hepatitis B since it only exist if patient has Hepatitis B.Hepatitis E-- fecal oral route- food borne or water born transmission | The prevalence of HBV and its patterns of transmission vary throughout regions of the world, with about 45% of the world's population living in areas of high endimicity, defined as areas where 8% of the population has a positive test for the HBsAg (the main surface antigen of the HBV viral envelope). Additionally, another 43% of the world's population lives in areas of moderate endimicity (i.e. 2%-7% of the population is HbsAg positive). Only 12% of the world's population lives in areas of low endimicty (i.e., <2% of the population is HbsAg positive). | 1. HBV can cause acute or chronic hepatitis 2. Production of virus and high level of HbsAg is continuous and the particles are found in the blood until the infection is resolved. 3. The virus must be delivered into the liver to establish infection. 4. The virus replicates

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