Michael Zaplin

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Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a positive-stranded RNA virus of the Herpavirus genus of Picornaviridae that is 27 nm, nonenveloped, and icosahedral. What is the best treatment? Supportive treatment only, but if the infection is fulminant, the patient should be cared for in a…

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