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What is the form of hepatitis that is acute, has no recurrences, and causes no future problems?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Hepatitis A: Hepatitis a usually causes no permanent liver damage, although it can be very severe is some patients and can last up to 6 months. If a patient who already has a chonic liver disease such as cirrhosis, hepatitis c, or autoimmune liver disease, contracts hepatitis a, it may lead to liver failure and death. Patients with pre-existing liver disease should get the hepatitis a vaccine.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hepatitis A: Hepatitis a in children is usually a mild, anicteric (without jaundice) form of hepatitis without residual liver damage.
Dr. Kristel Hunt
Hepatology 23 years experience
Hep A but also EBV,: CMV. A number of systemic viral illnesses can also affect the liver (like mono) and resolve on their own without sequelae.

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