Hepatitis B. Steve Hart. Electron micrograph of serum containing hepatitis B virus after negative staining . . Overview. Discussion Hepatitis B Epidemiology Serologies Clinical course Prevention Treatment options Herbs. Hepatitis B. Hepadnaviridae family DNA virus
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Electron micrograph of serum containing hepatitis B virus after negative staining.
Diagrammatic representation of the hepatitis B virion and the surface antigen components
EM of Hepatitis B viron
Hep B surface Ag prevalence, 2002 Source: CDC website
Malaise, fatigue, anorexia, nausea, low grade fever after 45-160 day incubation
Can be asymptomatic
More common in children
Usually self limited – in adults
Viral clearance from blood and liver
Can result in fulminate hepatic failureHepatitis B primary infection
Probably not treat
Both studies investigated the use in both Hepatitis B and C.