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Hepatitis A

Symptoms and diagnosis

Some people don’t have any symptoms, others experience tiredness, fever, dark urine or yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Hepatitis A 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.

If hepatitis A is suspected, a blood test will look for two antibodies: HAV-IgG and HAV-IgM.

This information is provided by Deutsche Leberhilfe e.V.