The Daily PANCE and PANRE Extended Edition: Question 42

Which of the following etiologies of acute hepatitis would most likely be followed by the development of chronic hepatitis?

  1. hepatitis A virus
  2. hepatitis B virus
  3. hepatitis C virus
  4. hepatitis D virus
  5. hepatitis E virus

Answer: C

Hepatitis C virus

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the US, causes chronic hepatitis in almost all persons infected, is the most common reason for liver failure in the US, and the most common reason for liver transplant.

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