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Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A
A case o jaundice caused bi hepatitis A
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SpecialtyInfectious disease, gastroenterology
ICD-9-CM070.0, 070.1
eMedicinemed/991 ped/977
Patient UKHepatitis A

Hepatitis A (umwhile kent as infectious hepatitis) is an acute infectious disease o the liver caused bi the hepatitis A virus (HAV).[1] Mony cases hae few or no seemptoms, especially in the young.[2] The time atween infection an seemptoms, in thae wha develop them, is atween twa an sax weeks.[3] When seemptoms occur, thay teepically last aicht weeks an mey include nausea, vomitin, diarrhea, jandies, fiver, an abdominal pain.[2] Aroond 10–15% o fowk experience a recurrence o seemptoms during the sax month efter the initial infection.[2] Acute liver failur mey rarely occur wi this bein mair common in the elderly.[2]

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  1. Ryan KJ, Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. pp. 541–4. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9.CS1 maint: extra text: authors leet (link)
  2. a b c d Matheny, SC; Kingery, JE (1 December 2012). "Hepatitis A." Am Fam Physician. 86 (11): 1027–34, quiz 1010–2. PMID 23198670.
  3. Connor BA (2005). "Hepatitis A vaccine in the last-minute traveler". Am. J. Med. 118 (Suppl 10A): 58S–62S. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.07.018. PMID 16271543.