Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management

Infective hepatitis

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Amandip Singh Sahota BMedSci, BMBS, DTM&H, MRCP (UK)
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 7, p.29 (123Doc Education, London, August 2011)


This case-based discussion focuses on the presentation of a normally healthy 47-year-old man with jaundice, fatigue and fever following a visit to Thailand. It considers the approach that needs to be taken when dealing with infective viral hepatitis, including comprehensive history taking, assessment of risk, differential diagnosis, investigation, treatment, and follow-up to monitor and manage both acute and chronic complications.

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Amandip Singh Sahota BMedSci, BMBS, DTM&H, MRCP (UK)

ST5 in Infectious Diseases / General Internal Medicine


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