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How serious is hepatitis a?
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Olga Nilova
Pediatrics
In brief: No chronic forms
Hepatitis a is a liver infection that will make you miserable for awhile with nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea , jaundice.
There is no consequences or chronic forms however. So it's not much worse than your trivial stomach bug with vomiting/ diarrhea for a couple of days.

In brief: No chronic forms
Hepatitis a is a liver infection that will make you miserable for awhile with nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea , jaundice.
There is no consequences or chronic forms however. So it's not much worse than your trivial stomach bug with vomiting/ diarrhea for a couple of days.
Dr. Olga Nilova
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