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Is hepatitis a the same thing as jaundice?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Maron
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Jaundice is a syndrome of yellowing of the skin and eyeballs due to an increase in a chemical called bilirubin.
Many types of liver disease can lead to this, including hepatitis a. However, there are other possible causes of jaundice.

In brief: No

Jaundice is a syndrome of yellowing of the skin and eyeballs due to an increase in a chemical called bilirubin.
Many types of liver disease can lead to this, including hepatitis a. However, there are other possible causes of jaundice.
Dr. Scott Maron
Dr. Scott Maron
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Jaundice means yellow.
This can be caused by viral hepatitis like acute infection with hepatitis a. But drug induced hepatitis can also cause jaundice. Not every patient with hepatitis a develops jaundice.

In brief: No

Jaundice means yellow.
This can be caused by viral hepatitis like acute infection with hepatitis a. But drug induced hepatitis can also cause jaundice. Not every patient with hepatitis a develops jaundice.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Jaundice is a symptom of liver dysfunction which can be due to several different illnesses, including hepatitis a.

In brief: No

Jaundice is a symptom of liver dysfunction which can be due to several different illnesses, including hepatitis a.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

While hepatitis a can cause jaundice, any liver issue can potentially cause jaundice.

In brief: No

While hepatitis a can cause jaundice, any liver issue can potentially cause jaundice.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: No

Hepatitis a can lead to jaundice, or yellowing of the eyes and skin.
But jaundice can happen in many different types of diseases or disorders, not just liver problems.

In brief: No

Hepatitis a can lead to jaundice, or yellowing of the eyes and skin.
But jaundice can happen in many different types of diseases or disorders, not just liver problems.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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