H. Rozsypal, Feb-28-2021


Study the chapter Viral hepatitis and other diseases of the liver, biliary tract and differential diagnosis of jaundice in the textbook. All the essentials is discussed in the lecture.


Online lecture

Case studies



  1. Hepatitis B EASL Guidelines. (cit. Feb-22-2021) Available from: https://easl.eu/publication/easl-guidelines-management-of-hepatitis-b/.
  2. EASL recommendations on treatment of hepatitis C: Final update of the series. September 14, 2020. J Hepatol 2020; 73: 1170–1218. Available from: https://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278(20)33741-7/fulltext


Questions you should be able to answer after studying this chapter (but you do not have to send via e-mail).

  1. What is jaundice, what are the mechanisms and causes?
  2. What patient's history, physical findings, and nonspecific laboratory tests suggest a diagnosis of acute hepatitis?
  3. Describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of viral hepatitis.
  4. Name serological markers of viral hepatitis and practice interpretation of their various combinations.
  5. What anti-epidemic measures are effective in the presence of different types of viral hepatitis?
  6. What are the warning signs of developing liver failure?
  7. Name possible causes of liver damage, which can be manifested by jaundice or a marked aminotransferase increase.
  8. Describe the basic characteristics of chronic hepatitis and their treatment.
  9. What is the purpose of treating chronic hepatitis?
  10. Briefly describe the course and pitfalls of specific treatment of chronic hepatitis.
  11. List the basic epidemiological and clinical characteristics of bacterial and parasitic diseases of the liver and biliary tract.
  12. Evaluate laboratory tests and imaging studies for various conditions leading to jaundice.
  13. What are the clinical symptoms and signs of chronic liver disease?
  14. What are the possible causes of liver damage with jaundice or elevated aminotransferase activity?

Complete the diagnosis and treatment of the case report 1 and your solutions send via e-mail. Take the test and send the answers on the given e-mail.


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