Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A Treatment in India: Causes and Diagnosis

Liver diseases have many variants, one of the most common one of them is the hepatitis A. This particular condition is causes by the virus of the titular name and mostly affects children from Age 1 to 14. At the initial stages, the disease is asymptomatic i.e. there are no recurring symptoms to point out the disease. However, as the child grows older, the severity of the disease grows along with them.

Causes of Hepatitis A

  1. Contaminated water
  2. Contaminated food
  3. Faecal exposure
  4. Poor sanitation practices
  5. As he condition is viral, exposure to another person with the same disease is also the reason.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A

As already mentioned, just as the child grows, so does the severity of the disease. To that end, you are going to notice the following symptoms:

  1. Fatigue combined with nausea and episodic vomiting.
  2. Abdomen pain and discomfort; the lower ribs would be painful
  3. Bowel movements are of clay colour.
  4. There is a lack of hunger
  5. Persistent low grade fever
  6. Dark colour in urine.
  7. Pain in the bones and the joints.
  8. Yellow coloration of skin and eyes (symptoms of jaundice)

How is Hepatitis A Diagnosed

The diagnosis process of this disease involves the following:

  1. Faecal test: hepatitis particles tend to be inside the faecal matter of the patient for the span of 2 to 3 days.
  2. Blood test: Simple blood test is also a capable diagnosis.
  3. Antibiotic test; if the antibiotic called the HAV becomes active; it is an indication of Hepatitis A.

Treatment

When it comes to the treatment of hepatitis A, the following are involved:

  1. The treatment of this condition is based on its symptoms. Therefore, full hospitalization is required for treatment.
  2. In the latter stages where the liver has failed, the only treatment that remains is liver transplantation.
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