don’t have any symptoms, others experience tiredness, fever, dark urine or
yellowing of the skin or eyes.
is an acute infection, which usually goes away of its own accord without any
ongoing problems, and does not become a chronic infection. There is no treatment
for hepatitis A. In some rare cases, in which the liver is already damaged, hepatitis
A infection can be very severe and can lead to liver failure.
hepatitis A is suspected, a blood test will look for two antibodies: HAV-IgG
- acute infection
hepatitis, the first six months of infection. See also ‘chronic infection’.
- chronic infection
When somebody has had
an infection for at least six months. See also ‘acute infection’.