Hepatitis. The forgotten disease

K Wagner James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612.

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T Taudte James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612.

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DT Liesen James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612.

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JR Black James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612.

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Hepatitis is a significant disease process for health care professionals. Because of the large number of procedures performed by podiatrists in the course of patient care, they are at particular risk. The variants of hepatitis are reviewed, and the modes of transmission are discussed. Recommendations are made on protective measures to reduce contraction of this disease.

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