Viral hepatitis; Infectious hepatitis
Symptoms will usually show up 2 - 6 weeks after being exposed to the hepatitis A virus. They are usually mild, but may last for up to several months, especially in adults.
Dark urine Fatigue Itching Loss of appetite
fever Nausea and vomiting
- Pale or
- Yellow skin (jaundice)
Signs and tests
The doctor will perform a physical examination and may discover that you have an enlarged and tender liver.
Blood tests may show:
- Raised IgM and IgG
antibodiesto hepatitis A (IgM is usually positive before IgG)
- Elevated liver enzymes (
liver function tests), especially transaminase enzyme levels