DIAGNOSING VIRAL HEPATITIS
Viral hepatitis continues to be a disease of major significance in terms of both morbidity and mortality. Diagnosing the specific agent responsible for viral hepatitis can be difficult because the signs and symptoms of each type are similar. Furthermore, many individuals who contract the disease have few or no symptoms. Hepatitis presents a challenge to physicians who must try to integrate epidemiological, clinical, and serological data before making patient management decisions.
TEST AND MAINTAIN YOUR EXPERTISE
This learning guide presents a discussion of each type of viral hepatitis and how serological assessments of the patients can aid in differential diagnosis.
HOW TO USE THIS LEARNING GUIDE
A set of learning objectives appear at the beginning of each section to help you focus on the key concepts being presented. Short quizzes at the end of the sections are designed to help you recall and retain important information. Answers are also included to provide you with instant feedback.