About Hepatitis

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Chapter 7

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 hydration and avoids permanent liver damage. An individual’s perception of the severity of fatigue or malaise is the best determinant of the need for rest.


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


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