? Hepatitis A virus TEM micrograph of hepatitis A virions. Virus classification Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA) Family: Picornaviridae Genus: Hepatovirus Species: Hepatitis A virus Hepatitis A is an enterovirus transmitted by the orofecal route, such as contaminated food. It causes an acute form of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) and does not have a chronic stage. The patient's immune system makes antibodies against Hepatitis A that confer immunity against future in ...
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Overview
... Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Although not usually as serious as other types of viral hepatitis, hepatitis A causes inflammation that affect...
Source: MayoClinic

Digestive Diseases Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Viral Hepatitis: A Through E and Beyond
...  Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Several different viruses cause viral hepatitis. They are named the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses. All of th...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B
... HAVRIX* Age # of Doses Schedule Dose Children age 2to 18 years 2 0 and 6 to 12 months 720 ELISA units (0.5 mL) Adults 18 years and older 2 0 and 6 to 12 months 1440 ELISA units (1.0 mL) * Inactivated ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What I need to know about Hepatitis A
... You can also get information about hepatitis A from these groups: American Liver Foundation (ALF) 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603 New York, NY 10038-4810 Phone: 1-800-GO-LIVER (465-4837), 1-888-4HEP-USA (44...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hepatitis, Viral, Type A
... Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV). The clinical manifestations of HAV infection range in clinical severity from no symptoms to a mild illness lasting 1...
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

   

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