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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation. It is spread through fecal-oral route. Ways to prevent obtaining the infection is the Hepatitis A vaccine (for children 2 years and older). Immune globulin shots may be recommended in the case of an outbreak of the infection. Young children usually have few or no signs or symptoms. If a child becomes infected with Hepatitis A, he should be excluded from others for 1 week after the onset of the illness.

Signs or symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Jaundice (i.e. yellowing of skin or whites of eyes)
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Tiredness
  • Dark-brown urine
  • Loss of appetite, nausea

Information on this site is intended for Angel Kids Pediatrics patients only. Always consult your doctor before beginning, modifying, or discontinuing any treatment plan.

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