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Hepatitis A is viral infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. Unlike the other common forms of hepatitis (hepatitis B and C) it does not cause chronic liver disease.

Signs and symptoms

Treatment and prognosis

There is no medication effective against Hepatitis A. In most cases, the infection resolves on its own. Unfortunately, a small number of patients develop Fulminant hepatic failure, which is very serious.

Prevention

A vaccine is available to prevent hepatitis A, and anti-hepatitis A immunoglobulin is also used.[1]

References

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