Postexposure Prophylaxis after Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus

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D Do not administer immune globulin (IG) or hepatitis A vaccine because too much time has passed since the patient was last exposed.

This answer is incorrect. This patient’s last exposure was within the previous 10 days (as measured from the time of onset of symptoms in his housemate), and postexposure prophylaxis is recommended when it can be administered within 2 weeks of exposure.

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A Administer hepatitis A vaccine.
B Administer immune globulin (IG) only.
C Administer lamivudine for 28 days.

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