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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Overview)

A viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with little or no consequence.


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How does hepatitis a spread?

How does hepatitis a spread?

Droplets and food: Hepatitis a is the type of hep that is mostly contracted by eating tainted foods or close contact with i'll person who is coughing, sneezing or some form of aerosol spread. It is the least serious of the various forms of hepatitis. There is vaccine availble, whch I use mostly in people who travel aa lot, particularly endemic areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Overview)

A viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with little or no consequence.


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My sgpt level came to be 59. All other LFTs are normal and hepatitis tests are also negative. I have no symptom of any disease. Why sgpt is high?

Many things: Sad to say, doctors see mild elevations in theses liver function tests all the time, most of the time we never know why as when rechecked they normalize. But many things like recent alcohol exposure, trauma to the liver, supplements, medications (Tylenol (acetaminophen) in particular), excess body fat, and low grade viral infections all can cause rather asymptomatic liver test abnormalities. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Hepatitis a (Tip)

Children generally are without symptoms when they have hepatitis A. ...See more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of hepatitis and when should u be tested?

Can you tell me the symptoms of hepatitis and when should u be tested?

Viral illness: You can become yellow, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. Some patients don't have any symptoms at all. If concerned go get tested right away. ...Read more

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What are the common signs of hepatitis?

Hepatitis A signs: Acute or recent hepatitis a : nausea with or without vomiting, fever, right upper abdominal pain, urine :color like coca cola, stool: white or gray color, fatigue or weakness, yellowish color (jaundice) of the skin and mucosas. Many times give no symptoms. Chronic hepatitis like b or c may not give symptoms until complicated by cirrhosis with edemas (fluid in legs, abdomen, chest), spidverdins. ...Read more

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Hepatitis a (Tip)

Most of the time, hepatitis a can be treated with simply supportive measures. ...See more

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How do doctors diagnose hepatitis b?

How do doctors diagnose hepatitis b?

Through blood work: Which include hepatitis b surface antigen, hepatitis b surface antibody, hepatis b core antibody, hepatitis b e antigen, hepatitis b viral load etc. Depending on the combination of these etc, you can tell if its an acute infection or whether the person is already immune. ...Read more

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Hepatitis a (Tip)

Reishi mushrooms have been clinically shown to boost immunity with hepatitis b. ...See more

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

Hepatitis A: Hepatitis a in children is usually a mild, anicteric (without jaundice) form of hepatitis without residual liver damage. ...Read more

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How long after possibly being exposed to hepatitis should you get a test?

Which virus: There are numerous causes of hepatitis. Each one has a different type of presentation. Ask your question again with the specific agent. ...Read more

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Hepatitis a (Tip)

The hepatitis a vaccine is readily available. ...See more

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What are the tests for non-a non-b hepatitis?

What are the tests for non-a non-b hepatitis?

Test for hepatitis C: Non-a, non-b hepatitis is basically synonymous with hepatitis c. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. Does anyone knows what transaminitis mean?

I was diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. Does anyone knows what transaminitis mean?

Elevated AST ALT: - itis = inflammation. transaminases = liver enzymes, AST and ALT. Transaminitis = elevation of AST and ALT. It should not be 2/2 HBV though if you are indeed just a carrier - something else going on? ...Read more

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Hepatitis a (Tip)

What type of hepatitis do I have, and can it be cured? ...See more

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What does "a bit high hepatitis" mean?

What does "a bit high hepatitis" mean?

Perhaps: It might mean that the amino transferase enzymes in the blood ast and alt, which can reflect liver inflammation, are a little high. ...Read more

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Difference between hepatitis a b c d e...Acute...viral...Chronic...treatable? Please explain

Difference between hepatitis a b c d e...Acute...viral...Chronic...treatable? Please explain

Hope this helps: Acute viral hepatitis is a self limiting infection. Hepatitis A is only an acute infection and does not progress to chronicity. For hepatitis B, about 10-15% of patients with acute hepatitis will develop chronic HBV. In contrast, for hepatitis C, 75-80% of patients with acute hepatitis will develop chronic HCV. Chronicity develops when the immune system is unable to clear the virus. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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