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Hepatitis B - eu "case" definice

(Hepatitis B virus)

Clinical Criteria
Any person with a discrete onset of symptoms (e.g. fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite,
intermittent nausea and vomiting)
At least one of the following three:
– Fever
– Jaundice
– Elevated serum aminotransferase levels

Laboratory Criteria
Hepatitis B virus core IgM antigen specific antibody response
Laboratory results need to be interpreted according to the vaccination status

Epidemiological Criteria
An epidemiological link by human to human transmission (e.g. sexual contact, vertical
transmission or blood transmission)

Case Classification
A. Possible case NA
B. Probable case
Any person meeting the clinical criteria and with an epidemiological link
C. Confirmed case
Any person meeting the clinical and the laboratory criteria