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Virus Likely outcome of Acute Hepatitis B Infection?

An unvaccinated nurse had an needlestick injury which was previously used on a patient with a known hepatitis b infection. what is the likely outcome for this patient??

A. Acute hepatitis followed by recovery
B. Asymptomatic carrier
C. persistent infection followed by recovery
D. persistent infection leading to chronic hepatitis
E. Subclinical disease followed by recovery
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E) Subclinical disease followed by recovery
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E) Subclinical disease followed by recovery
could you please explain why??
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Star E.Subclinical disease followed by recovery

60-65% of people undergo sub-clinical course of disease followed by recovery.
20-25% suffer from Acute Hepatitis, [Of them, 90% recover and 10% go into Chronic Hepatitis]
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will go with E too
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60-65% of people undergo sub-clinical course of disease followed by recovery.
20-25% suffer from Acute Hepatitis, [Of them, 90% recover and 10% go into Chronic Hepatitis]
so what ever the source of infection then the answer will be subclinical course followed by recovery or is they any concept for this??
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Default Just take a look at it ( Robbins Pathology )

Diagram showing the usual sequele of infection with Hepatitis B virus infection:
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Diagram showing the usual sequele of infection with Hepatitis B virus infection:
ya but it does not explain what factors determines if outcome will be subclinical or icteric ???
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so what ever the source of infection then the answer will be subclinical course followed by recovery or is they any concept for this??

If there's nothing else offered to be deciphered(like the symptoms of Acute or Chronic Infection or carrier state), then yes, you might as well go with this little piece of information. It's like in a case of PID, if they don't give you any particular/differentiating symptoms, you'd have to go with the most common cause, i.e Chlamydia, even if they don't give any hint for it; you'd choose it just for the fact of it being the most common cause in US.
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