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A 50-year-old male asked:

Just have a doubt to clear. what is the duration of months that is considered to be called as a viral acute hepatitis-a? i mean is it one, three or six months?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Acute hepatitis A can last from a few weeks to six months. Full recovery of the liver occurs within one to six months of clearing the infection. Although symptoms of nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fever can occur suddenly, most symptoms subside after a few days. People with the hepatitis A virus will develop antibodies to this strain of hepatitis virus, preventing them from reinfection.

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