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Hepatitis A

suffering from Hepatitits A since last 5 months with high level of bilirubin of about 8.5 mg/dl accompanied by abdominal pain and vomiting... is there any possibility of pancreatic infection also??? what can be the possible cure????
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Hi,
In hepatitis A the illness usually does not last longer than 2 months. But in about 10%–15% of persons have prolonged or relapsing signs and symptoms for up to 6 months. The causes can be related to extra hepatic disease or prolonged cholestasis.A virus infection can also serve as a trigger for the development of autoimmune hepatitis. An ultrasound should be performed to exclude biliary obstruction. Acute pancreatitis may be associated with acute viral hepatitis. The finding of IgM-anti HAV antibodies confirms hepatitis A virus as the cause. You may need serum amylase and an imaging study to confirm pancreatitis. Treatment is mainly symptomatic.Correction of hydration and rest. Seek medical help.
Take care!
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