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What is Hepatitis A?

Description of the disease

Hepatitis A, or infectious hepatitis, is a viral disease that affects the liver. It can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms and lead to serious complications.


  • Hepatitis A belongs to the group of viruses that cause inflammation of the liver.
  • It differs from other types of hepatitis, such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C, in its etiology and modes of transmission.


  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice


Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that is spread through contaminated water or food, as well as through contact with an infected person.


Blood tests and analysis of physical symptoms are used to diagnose hepatitis A.


There is a vaccine against hepatitis A, as well as methods of symptomatic therapy to alleviate the patient's condition.


Preventing hepatitis A includes vaccination, personal hygiene, as well as careful consumption of drinking water and food.


Gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist treats hepatitis A.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.