Hepatitis A

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What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A (formerly known as infectious hepatitis) is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is most commonly transmitted by the fecal-oral route via contaminated food or drinking water.

What is it like to have Hepatitis A?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Hepatitis A and its symptoms?


These charts show data from Hepatitis A patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hepatitis A on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 3
40s 3
50s 3
60s 2
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

56% Females
44% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 15
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Hepatitis A patients who have completed their condition history
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