About Hepatitis

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Treatment for Hepatitis A Infection

Treatment for hepatitis A (Viral Hepatitis) is mainly supportive.

Once a clinical infection is established, there is no specific treatment for hepatitis A.  Affected individuals generally suffer from loss of appetite, so the main concern is ensuring a patient receives adequate nutrition and avoids permanent liver damage. [7, 17] An individual’s perception of the severity of fatigue or malaise is the best determinant of the need for rest. [17]

Treatment of those suffering from fulminant hepatic failure depends largely on the affected person’s status.  [23, 26] Those who have not become encephalopathic generally undergo an intense course of supportive treatment.  [10, 23] But for those whose liver failure is so complete that it has lead to encephalopathy or cerebral edema, timely liver transplantation is often the only option. [10, 14] Unfortunately, many individuals with irreversible liver failure do not receive a transplant because of contraindications or the unavailability of donor livers. [11, 23]

 

Recent Outbreaks

New Hawaii Sea Hepatitis A Outbreak New York City New Hawaii Sea Restaurant Hepatitis A Outbreak

Hepatitis A outbreak linked to New Hawaii Sea Restaurant… Continued

Frozen berries sold at Costco linked to hepatitis A outbreak Townsend Farms organic frozen berries hepatitis A outbreak

A hepatitis A outbreak has been linked to frozen organic berries sold at Costco and Harris Teeter stores… Continued

Consumer Resources

Hepatitis Consumer Resources… Continued

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