Common Hepatitis A exam questions for medical finals, OSCEs and MRCP PACES
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How does Hepatitis A present?
- General malaise and non-specific unwellness
- Nausea, anorexia
- After 1-2 weeks
- Transient rash
- Splenomegaly in 10%
- Symptoms usually resolve in 3-6 weeks
- Dark urine/pale stools due to intrahepatic cholestasis
What is the incubation period of Hepatitis A?
- 15-50 days
How is Hepatitis A spread?
- Faeco-oral spread
- From contaminated water or shellfish
Free Hepatitis A revision for medical students, finals, OSCEs, PLAB and MRCP PACES