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What is the most likely virus responsible for this patient’s disease based on this graph? A 27-year-old female sex worker presents to a free clinic complaining of tea-colored urine and clay-colored stools. Patient history reveals a recent trip to Mexico and non-specific systemic symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, and low-grade fever. She admits to alcohol and intravenous drug abuse. Physical examination reveals epigastric discomfort and yellow-tinged sclerae. Blood work shows elevated aminotransferase concentrations, but normal alkaline phosphatase levels. The following graph depicts the progression of this patient’s disease:





A. Hepatitis A virus
B. Hepatitis B virus
C. Hepatitis C virus
D. Hepatitis E virus

This question is part of Block 14 Viral hepatitis prt 1
Asked by Chachelly, Last updated: Jan 14, 2020

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Carice Snow

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Carice Snow, Motivator, MA, California

Answered May 22, 2019

The correct answer is option B The woman most likely has Hepatitis B. The graph depicts the progress of hepatitis B. From the history we can tell that this woman is a sex worker who admits to use...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Apr 19, 2017

Hepatitis B virus
 

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