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Whats wrong with my liver? Jaundiced, yellow urine. How do they test for hepatitis a?
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Blood
A blood test can check for hepatitis a.
But other things need to be excluded. Please get this checked tomorrow.

In brief: Blood
A blood test can check for hepatitis a.
But other things need to be excluded. Please get this checked tomorrow.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Simple blood test
Hepatitis a is preventable--it is spread by fecal-oral route, & good vaccine exists.
It can occur sporadically or in epidemic form. Disease in children is often mild & frequently subclinical or little more than gastroenteritis, but more serious & prolonged in adults. Rare fulminant form with marked jaundice, or "relapsing" course that eventually resolves. Is never chronic nor leads to cirrhosis.

In brief: Simple blood test
Hepatitis a is preventable--it is spread by fecal-oral route, & good vaccine exists.
It can occur sporadically or in epidemic form. Disease in children is often mild & frequently subclinical or little more than gastroenteritis, but more serious & prolonged in adults. Rare fulminant form with marked jaundice, or "relapsing" course that eventually resolves. Is never chronic nor leads to cirrhosis.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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