Remember the clinical features of Viral Hepatitis using these mnemonics.
- A and E types are fecal-oral, on the ends like the mouth/anus of the GI tract
- HAV → Asymptomatic (usually, but can cause jaundice in some cases), Acute, Alone (no carriers)
- HBV → Blood borne; the cousin of HCV, as both predispose to chronic active hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma
- HCV → Chronic, Cirrhosis, Carcinoma, Carriers
- HDV → Defective, Dependent on HBV
- HEV → Enteric, Expectant mothers (high mortality in pregnant women)
Virus & Lab
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A = P icornavirus, naked capside, RNA, anti-HAV-IgM
B = H epadnavirus, enveloped, DNA, anti-HBc IgM, HBsAg, HBeAg
C = F lavivirus, enveloped, RNA, anti-HVC ELISA
D = D efective, enveloped circular RNA, anti-HDV ELISA
E = C alcivirus, naked capsid, RNA, –
Hep E used to be Calcivirus. Now is Hepevirus ==> Hep E virus
New Mnemonic then: P lease, H elp! F riends D on’t H urt
P icornavirus => Hep A
H epadnavirus => Hep B
F lavivirus => Hep C
D efective => Hep D
H epevirus => Hep E
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