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I'll try to make Hepatitis really easy for you to understand. A reminder

There are 5 types A,B,C,D,E

A-is gotten from contaminated food/water
B-is gotten from blood, semen, vaginal secretion.
C-is gotten from the same route as B
D-same as B and C
E-from contaminated water/food
If B is not present, D can't multiply

B can be responsible for liver cancer

B, C, D can lead to long term infections,
A and E are usually not long lasting.

There are vaccines now for types A and B, no vaccines yet for C, D and E
Here's how you can prevent Hepatitis

Vaccinate yourself against Hepatitis B and A, B requires 3 doses
Don't share toothbrushes
Practice safe sex
Wash your hands often
Wash food items properly
Don't share sharps eg clippers
Drink clean treated water from trusted sources

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#Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver & a group of viral (hepatotropic viruses) infections that affect d liver. The most common types are hepatitis A, B & C.

Out of the 324 million people living with viral hepatitis worldwide, 290 million (9 in 10 people) are living

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with hepatitis B or hepatitis C without knowing.

SYMPTOMS are FOR ALL TYPES can include :

Fever, Fatigue, Loss of Appetite, Nausea & Vomiting, Joint pains, Jaundice.

1.) Hepatitis A (HAV) :
Transmitted via contaminated food, water or facal matter.
*Vaccine available

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Hepatitis B (HBV) :
Transmitted via infected person's blood, semen & other BODY FLUIDS via
Birth to an infected mother, sexual contact with an infected person, sharing of contaminated needles, syringes & other injection drug equipment.

* Vaccine available.

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Mind boggling case
13-year old girl
5 - 6 years on #ayurvedic treatment (shown below) for #Epilepsy. #Ayurveda promised no more #seizure.
Now jaundice, fluid in abdomen, dark pigmentation
#livertwitter #MedTwitter #MedEd #Science #ScienceMatters #pathology #MedicalStudent
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#liver #biopsy
Diagnosis: severe #alcohol #hepatitis and underlying #incomplete septal #cirrhosis (rare, #hepatoportal sclerosis) - 2 diseases in one liver! #radiology
WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?
See retrieved #Ayurveda #drugs analysis results.
#pseudocience
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#Chemicals & #Toxicology analysis
#alcohol content - total 26.17 % v/v
#Arsenic content - total 2461.367 mg/kg
Single highest #Herbal #medicine - Arsenic was 1982.44 mg/kg
Two #ayurvedic drugs also contained #CLONAZEPAM - a modern medicine with anti seizure property😞
#ayush
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#Ayurveda #Herbal #real #Tales
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Saw 64y old #patient with #jaundice and severe #itching all over #body (called #cholestatic #hepatitis) in OPD. Went to 3 other #hospitals prior, always evaluated for #liver and #bileduct #Cancer. Always cancer tests #Negative. Liverbiopsy👇 Image
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Biopsy shows severe #bile stagnation (#cholestasis) in liver #cells and bile-ducts with #inflammation and #swelling of livercells (#hepatocyte) - classical picture of cholestatichepatitis. CT of liver normal, #MRCP (to see bile ducts) - normal #livertwitter #pathology
CAUSE👇 Image
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Patient has #diabetes. Tired of #insulin #diet control. #Ayurvedic #physician advises - stop insulin, start #natural side effect free #treatment. Gives these #CAPSULE . After 6 months on #tablet - liver injury and symptoms start. #nutrition deprived, sugar controlled. #MedEd
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#Ayurvedic treatment of fatty #liver – real world evidence: A #Thread
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Overweight woman, early 40’s. Routine liver tests, mild enzyme abnormalities. Advised #ultrasound liver, showed grade 2 #fattyliver. GP advised vitaminE and #weightloss, review in 3mo
#livertwitter
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Patient and husband doubtful. Hears fatty liver disease can lead to #cirrhosis. Seeks advice from #Ayurvedic practitioner nearby #home since #Herbal #DRUGS = safe. Assures complete #cure through #Ayurveda. Prescribes multiple #medicines, advises almost all foods restriction.
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Lets look at medicines. #tablet APFIL. Packet mentions ‘for liver #diseases’. Which liver disease? There is #alcohol related, #hepatitis B/C, #NAFLD, primary biliary #cholangitis and more causes. Nine #herbs extract combo - clinical #evidence on safety and benefit ❌
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#STUDY: A Child w/ #Kawasaki Disease (#KD) Following #FluShot

journals.lww.com/pidj/FullText/…

"Our patient developed postinfluenza vaccination KD. Post-Heb B & yellow fever vaccination KD have been reported. It's well known that flu vaccination can cause various types of vasculitides."
Case #STUDY, 2018: An infant presenting with #Kawasaki Disease (KD) following #influenza #vaccination

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

The present study describes a case of KD 24 h after immunization with influenza in 18-month old infant.

#InformedConsent #LearnTheRisk #VaccineInjured
Case #STUDY: #Kawasaki Disease (KD) in an iInfant following immunisation w/ #Hepatitis B vaccine

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14677029/

We describe a 35-day-old infant who developed KD one day after receiving his 2nd dose of HepB vaccine.

#InformedConsent #learnTheRisk #VaccineInjured
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Homages to activist, writer, ACT-UP founder and all around trouble-maker par excellance #LarryKramer are pouring in. He was my friend, and today I grieve.
nytimes.com/2020/05/27/us/…
Larry/2
He was working on a new play touching on #COVID19 -- having written the great #HIV play "Normal Heart" and so many other screenplays and books. He survived #HIV and #hepatitis, a liver transplant & much more, but succumbed to pneumonia.

nytimes.com/2020/03/28/nyr…
Larry/3
It's impossible to imagine what the ACT-UP #HIV #AIDS battle would have looked like without #LarryKramer. I suppose it's like trying to envision SF gay liberation without #HarveyMilk. Larry was often fueled by anger, but he had a tender heart. playbill.com/article/playwr…
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#STUDY: A Child with Kawasaki Disease (KD) Following #FluShot

journals.lww.com/pidj/FullText/…

"Our patient developed postinfluenza vaccination KD. Post-Heb B & yellow fever vaccination KD have been reported. It's well known that flu vaccination can cause various types of vasculitides."
Case #STUDY: Kawasaki Disease (KD) in an iInfant following immunisation w/ #Hepatitis B vaccine

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14677029/

We describe a 35-day-old infant who developed KD one day after receiving his 2nd dose of HepB vaccine.

#InformedConsent #learnTheRisk #VaccineInjured
Case #STUDY, 2018: An infant presenting with #Kawasaki Disease (KD) following #influenza #vaccination

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

The present study describes a case of KD 24 h after immunization with influenza in 18-month old infant.

#InformedConsent #LearnTheRisk #VaccineInjured
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Let’s talk about the proverbial elephant in the room RE #CompassionateRelease of persons incarcerated in #prisons in the midst of #COVID19. A [long] thread with thanks to @briewsf @DrNovisky @GeriPowerMD 1/21
While a partnership between @FAMMFoundation @NACDL @WashLaw4CR is tackling petitions in the @OfficialFBOP Why don’t we see governors and other leadership extending release to many of the #vulnerable housed in state #prisons? 2/21
By #vulnerable, I mean those persons who meet #CDC guidelines for greatest risk of serious illness due to #COVID19 -- persons over 65 (#olderadults), those with #chronichealth problems including severe #asthma #liverdisease or are #immunocompromised (#hepatitis) 3/21
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WHO's mission is to
promote health,
keep the 🌍 safe,
serve the vulnerable.

By 2023 we aim for:

1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll

1B more people better protected from health emergencies

1B more people living with better health & well-being.

#WHOImpact
To achieve 1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll:
WHO welcomes:
- #UNGA 2019 political declaration on Universal Health Coverage
-@IPUparliament Resolution on UHC
WHO Results Report 2018-2019: bit.ly/2yabnR1

Although access to health services has expanded, the 🌍 is still far short of the 1B target & financial protection has weakened.
SO WHO has created a special programme on primary health care to provide more broad-based support to countries. bit.ly/2yabnR1
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#Storytelling.

Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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Live: Opening of the #EB146 with @DrTedros pscp.tv/w/cQfYSTI2MTAy…
@DrTedros "Thank you for your moving tributes to our late friend & colleague, Dr Peter Salama. The expressions of sorrow over the past week & of admiration for everything Pete did & everything he was say it all. We miss Pete now & we will always miss him"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO "2019 was a very rewarding year, and a very tough year, as we pushed hard to finalize the design phase of transformation, while fighting emergencies, launching new initiatives and striving towards the “triple billion” targets"-@DrTedros at #EB146 #HealthForAll
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Despite serious challenges, there’s been plenty of good global health news in 2019 bit.ly/2Q3dKdk
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho World leaders from 193 countries adopted the broadest-ever set of health commitments.
The political declaration on #HealthForAll aims to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access quality healthcare, and that no one is pushed into poverty by health costs
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho With WHO support
#Greece🇬🇷
#India🇮🇳
#Kenya🇰🇪
#Philippines🇵🇭
took decisive steps towards expanding health coverage in 2019 bit.ly/2Q3dKdk #HealthForAll #WHOImpact
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You’re scared of HIV?
Let me introduce you to 🥁🥁
VIRAL #HEPATITIS B and C, which kills 1.4 million people/yr, with 9x more infections than HIV and increasing death rates!
#Selah
...yet the majority of global leaders and the public remain unaware!
@Fmohnigeria @nassnigeria
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According to @who, Deaths from hepatitis have been increasing over the past 2 decades, which points to a lack of global awareness and action, including among top decision-makers.
Despite this situation, much can be done👇🏽.

#WorldHepatitisDay
Hepatitis can be prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed well. The hepatitis B vaccine is 98-100% effective in preventing new infections.
But how many of us have ever heard about it?
How many have taken action (Gotten Screened and vaccinated (ifnegative)
Treated when positive?
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It's #WorldHepatitisDay.

Viral #hepatitis B and C:
🗨️325 million people affected
🗨️1.4 million deaths a year.
🗨️2nd major killer infectious disease after tuberculosis
🗨️9x more people are infected with hepatitis than HIV.

Let's eliminate hepatitis!
It's #WorldHepatitisDay!

Hepatitis B, C & D can lead to liver cancer.
Know the risks:
💉 Unsafe injection, syringes & needles
🥗 Contaminated food
💏👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 Unsafe sex
👂 Unsafe tattoo, piercing
👶 Not vaccinating babies against #hepatitis
bit.ly/2YfxJYw
#Hepatitis A & E are viral liver diseases.

Know the risks:
🚽 Poor sanitation
🤲 Dirty hands
🚰 Unsafe water
⚠ Sharing personal items
💏👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 Oral-anal sex

bit.ly/2YfxJYw

#WorldHepatitisDay
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.@SarahbaxterSTM's argues that #fibromyalgia, #mecfs, #lupus, #depression, self-harming and #anorexia are caused by female ambition and fragility.

What's c. 1880 is new again.

thetimes.co.uk/article/kirsty…
This is just so silly. In the 19th century, there was a panic in the medical profession (and among social commentators) about women becoming ill with neurological and "nervous" conditions because they were overworking their brains/nerves, which were naturally weaker than men's.
This “fact” was used to bolster the argument in favor of stopping women's formal education after age 16 and most certainly not letting them enroll in university.
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