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Doctor insights on: Hepatitis A And Vaqta

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What is hepatitis A?

What is hepatitis A?

A virus: Hepatitis A is a virus that can infect the liver but does not stay around after the infection is cleared (meaning that patients don't become chronic carriers). It is more common in developing countries and third world countries than here in the United States. The virus is in human sewage, so places where there is not a good sewage system will have hepatitis A problems. Everyone can get vaccinated. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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How serious is hepatitis a?

How serious is hepatitis a?

Can be: Hepatitis a can lead to hospitalization and, rarely, to death. However, most often it gets better 'by itself' with so-called supportive measures. Remember it is infectious. Famuiily/contacts shoudl be immunized. Certain jobs should nto be held while infectious (cook for example...). Get better. Avoid etoh. Drink plenty. Eat blandly (your taste will probably be 'off''). Avoid with vaccine... ...Read more

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How is hepatitis a treated?

Prevention with vac: It can be prevented with vaccines or if the disease is adquired then is supportive ( is like having a bad case of the flu). ...Read more

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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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How dangerous is hepatitis a?

Not very: Hepatitis a is rarely dangerous. Almost everyone gets better. However, there are rare cases of severe, fulminant hepatitis a. The risk of severe disease is greater in people who have chronic hepatitis b or c. ...Read more

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What can I eat if hepatitis a?

Bland: Most people will do best with a bland diet avoiding diary and large amounts of fat. Advancement can begin as soon as you begin to feel better. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis A affect you?

How does hepatitis A affect you?

HEPATITIS A INFECTIO: Hep A infection is an acute infection of liver and can make you sick with following Yellow Urine Yellow Skin and Eyes(Jaundice) Nausea Vomiting Fever Abdominal Pan Loss of Appetite A small percnt of patients may progress to Acute Liver Failure lleading to coma due to Encephalopathy ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a prevalent in the us?

No: Hepatitis a is uncommon in the U.S. Therefore the CDC recommends vaccination prior to going to countries like mexico or ethiopia where hepaitis a is common. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

It is a viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more