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Hepatitis B Virus Characteristics
Partially Double-stranded DNA
Has Reverse Transcriptase
IV Drug Use
Maternal fetal routes
3 month incubation period
Hepatitis B Virus Disease
Can turn chronic
< 10% of adults become chronic carriers
90% of newborns become chronic carriers
Serum sickness like syndrome
SS positive Linear
Most Cases are Due to IV Drug Use
Turns to Chronic Hepatitis in Over 70% of Cases
Most Common Indication for Liver Transplantation
Associated With Type I MPGN
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Hepatitis C (HCV) Assessment
High Risk Sex (rare)
IV Drug Abusers
Staphylococcus aureus Characteristics
Protein A Virulence Factor
Resistant to Beta Lactams Due to Altered Penicillin Binding Proteins (PBPs)
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