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Pathogenesis Of Hepatitis A Virus
Self-limited: Hepatitis A virus infection is usually self-limited, and treatment consists of supportive care. Medications that might cause liver damage or are metabolized by the liver should be used with caution. Full clinical and biochemical recovery is observed within three months in 85 percent of patients, and complete recovery is observed by six months in nearly all patients ...Read more
HAV IgG good or bad: If you have HAV igg it means that you have responded to HAV vaccine or have had infection with hepatitis a virus. If you are well, it means you are protected from getting HAV infection. If you are sick with a liver injury, it means that HAV could be the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The hepatitis a virus infects humans via the fecal-oral route. The already-infected person sheds the virus in their feces and the un-infected person must allow something contaminated by the already-infected person's feces to enter their mouth for infection to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?
Hepatitis B virus: these are different viruses.Get a more detailed answer ›
When a person recovers from Hepatitis A, is the virus truly 100% gone from their system? Or is it just suppressed and can reactivate like Hep B and C?
I had hepatitis a over 12 years ago as an teenager, why are you not allowed to donate blood, when the virus is completyly out of your blood in a year?
Hepatitis and blood: The red cross disqualifies anyone who has had any hepatitis (a, b, c, d or e) or jaundice after the age of 11. Exceptions include non-viral causes of hepatitis or jaundice such as gilbert's disease. Presumably the reason is to cast a wide net over all cases of viral hepatitis to ensure not missing a case of non-a hepatitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By getting the twinrix vaccine for hepatitis a&b, does this make you immune to both, which means you are protected from getting either of the viruses?
Twinrix Vaccine: Yes. Two viruses one shot to begin getting immune to both. Ingenious. ...Read more
If the hav-igg ab to hepatitis a virus is reactive (11.52), while detection of IgM antibodies against hav from patient serum is non-reactive(0.29)?
Why does the CDC not allow people who've had past Hepatitis A infections to donate blood? Doesn't that virus not stay in the body after recovery?
Precaution: yes u r right there are no Hep A carriers the personis contagious during active infection CDC does not permit Hep A pts donate blood .... precautionary measures no scientific basis ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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