Hepatitis B Case Study

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My imbalance that my patient has been diagnosed with is Hepatitis B. By definition, Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. 1 It has the potential to become chronic for some individuals. People who contract Hepatitis B, more likely than not end up fully recovering from the infection. Infants and children are more likely to be infected by hepatitis B.1 Some signs and symptoms of Hepatitis B, are abdominal pain, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, weakness, yellowing of skin common with most problems of the liver, and dark urine also a common symptom that indicated liver problems. 1 Although, I have already indicated that Hepatitis B, is associated with the liver; not everyone may be educated…show more content…
3 One of the easiest ways that the virus can be spread is through vaginal child birth. If the mother has Hepatitis B, then the baby has a large possibility of contracting it during their birth. A reason I stated above for spreading of the virus that is less common, would be through the sharing of toiletries.3 For example, sharing of toothbrushes would be an extremely easy way to spread the Hepatitis B virus. All of these causes are also know as risk factors. It is important to pay attention to what you choose to come in contact and you could avoid contracting Hepatitis B. Nurses, doctors and other hospital personnel need to be particularly careful because they are exposed to it more often than others. 3 Usually with the right education, and awareness Hepatitis B can be

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