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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hepatitis A

  1. What is viral hepatitis A?
  2. What are the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A?
  3. How is Hepatitis A diagnosed?
  4. How can I protect myself?
  5. Who can get Hepatitis A?
  6. How is Hepatitis A transmitted?
  7. What products are available to prevent Hepatitis A infection?
  8. When are person protected after receiving Hepatitis A vaccine?
  9. Who should receive protection against Hepatitis A before travel?
  10. Is immune globulin safe?
Viral Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis (HEP-ah-TY-tis) makes your liver swell and stops it from working right. You need a healthy liver. The liver does many things to keep you alive. The liver fights infections and stops bleeding. It removes drugs and other poisons from your blood. The liver also stores energy for when you need it.
What are the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A?.
Persons with hepatitis A virus infection may not have any signs or symptoms of the disease. Older persons are more likely to have symptoms than children. If symptoms are present, they usually occur abruptly and may include fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dark urine, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). Symptoms usually last less than 2 months; a few persons are ill for as long as 6 months. The average incubation period for hepatitis A is 28 days (range: 15–50 days). In less than 2% severe liver failure may lead to death unless an emergency liver transplant is done.
Hepatitis A can make you feel like you have the flu.
You might
  1. feel tired
  2. feel sick to your stomach
  3. have a fever
  4. not want to eat
  5. have stomach pain
  6. have diarrhea
Some people have
  1. dark yellow urine
  2. light-colored stools
  3. yellowish eyes and skin
Some people don't have any symptoms. If you have symptoms, or think you might have hepatitis A, go to a doctor. The doctor will test your blood.

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