Hepatitis A is a disease affecting the liver, and caused by the Hepatitis A virus (abbreviated HAV). Only 3 out of 4 people with hepatitis A have symptoms. Those symptoms may include:* Jaundice (showing up first as yellow eyes)* Dark urine* Nausea* Fever* Tiredness* Loss of appetite* Stomach ache* Vomiting

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... Why get tested?
To diagnose an infection with hepatitis A or to evaluate the need for or response to the hepatitis A vaccine

When to get tested?
If you have symptoms of an infection with and/or have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus (HAV); if you have chronic liver disease; or if you have received the HAV vaccine

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
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Related Conditions and Symptoms

Hepatitis A Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Some people may have hepatitis A and never develop signs or symptoms. Young children, especially, tend to have mild cases, but symptoms in older children and adults are likely to be more severe. In ge...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your liver is located on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your lower ribs. It performs more than 500 functions, including processing most of the nutrients absorbed from your intestines, re...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis A Prevention

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Prevention
... Hepatitis A is highly contagious. Preventing the spread of the virus involves protecting both yourself and others from infection. Protecting yourself The following measures can help protect you from H...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis A Treatment

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Complications
... In most cases of hepatitis A, the liver heals completely in a month or two with no lasting damage. Furthermore, the virus doesn''t remain in your body once you''ve recovered. Older adults and people w...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... No specific treatment exists for hepatitis A. Instead, the main focus is on making sure you get adequate nutrition and avoid any permanent liver damage. If you''re nauseated, eating small snacks throu...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis A Other

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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

   

Hepatitis A Articles

  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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