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CDC/NHSN Criteria for Hepatitis (HEP)

Purpose:

To determine if a patient meets the CDC/NHSN criteria for hepatitis (HEP).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

B15-B19

Description:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) have developed surveillance definitions for health care-associated infection (HCAI) and specific types of infections in health care settings. The diagnosis of a hepatitis can be made if certain criteria are met.

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