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What are symptoms of fulminant hepatitis A infection?

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If you're over age 50 or have a long-term liver disease, you may have a more severe case of hepatitis A with symptoms like:

  • Blood clotting problems
  • Confusion and changes in alertness
  • Liver function continues to get worse
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes that gets worse

From: Hepatitis A Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Traveler's Health: Hepatitis A," "Viral Hepatitis," Hepatitis A Vaccine."

NHS web site: "Hepatitis A -- Complications."

Mandell, G.L., Bennett, J.E., Dolin, R., editors,  , 7th edition, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2009. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases

Long, S.S., editor,   3rd edition, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2008. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases: "Hepatitis A Vaccine Recommendations."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 14, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Traveler's Health: Hepatitis A," "Viral Hepatitis," Hepatitis A Vaccine."

NHS web site: "Hepatitis A -- Complications."

Mandell, G.L., Bennett, J.E., Dolin, R., editors,  , 7th edition, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2009. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases

Long, S.S., editor,   3rd edition, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2008. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases: "Hepatitis A Vaccine Recommendations."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 14, 2018

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