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What are symptoms of fulminant hepatitis?

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At first, these may include:

If it gets worse, symptoms include:

  • Not feeling well
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach discomfort or pain
  • Yellowing of your skin or eyeballs (jaundice)
  • Feeling very confused
  • Sleepiness
  • Changes in your personality or behavior, such as being more irritable or disoriented
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily
  • Stomach swelling

From: What Is Fulminant Hepatitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation : “Fulminant hepatic failure: etiology and indications for liver transplantation.”

UpToDate: “Acute liver failure in adults: Etiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis” and “Some drugs, herbal products, and toxins associated with acute liver failure.”

Mayo Clinic: “Acute Liver Failure.”

University of California San Francisco Department of Surgery: “Acute Liver Failure (ALF).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Acute Liver Failure.”

CDC: “Travelers’ Health.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation : “Fulminant hepatic failure: etiology and indications for liver transplantation.”

UpToDate: “Acute liver failure in adults: Etiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis” and “Some drugs, herbal products, and toxins associated with acute liver failure.”

Mayo Clinic: “Acute Liver Failure.”

University of California San Francisco Department of Surgery: “Acute Liver Failure (ALF).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Acute Liver Failure.”

CDC: “Travelers’ Health.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 13, 2018

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