Hepatitis A,B, and C. Michelle and Alex. History & Facts. Hepatitis: Greek hepa meaning liver and - itis meaning “inflammation” Reports of jaundice epidemic in China 5,000 years ago and in Babylon more than 2,500 years ago .
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Hepatitis A,B, and C
Michelle and Alex
In 2013 a 40 year old female was arrested and booked in the county jail. She told deputies and the medical professional she was 6 months pregnant. A pregnancy test was administered, and the results were negative. Further questions revealed that the inmate was Hepatitis C positive. She contracted Hep C many years ago while injecting heroin intravenously from a dirty needle. More tests were conducted and evidence showed that the inmate was in fact not pregnant, but was experiencing ascites which is the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity due to severe liver disease brought on by Hepatitis C. Other symptoms she was experiencing were mild altered mental status. She was also not receiving any medical attention at the time due to her economic situation. This patient’s case is severeand indicates end stage liver disease.