• jaundice
  • The serum-sickness-like syndrome occurs in the setting of acute hepatitis B, often preceding the onset of jaundice. (wikipedia.org)
  • Signs and symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis include jaundice, ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity), fatigue and hepatic encephalopathy (brain dysfunction due to liver failure). (wikipedia.org)
  • The infant with neonatal hepatitis usually has jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), that appear at one to two months of age, is not gaining weight and growing normally, and has an enlarged liver and spleen. (wikipedia.org)
  • While jaundice (yellow discoloration of the skin or whites of the eyes due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood), is a symptom of hepatitis, it is also a complication. (wikipedia.org)
  • fulminant
  • Complications of acute viral hepatitis include fulminant hepatitis, which is a very severe, rapidly developing form of the disease that results in severe liver failure, impaired kidney function, difficulty in the clotting of blood, and marked changes in neurological function. (britannica.com)
  • Clinically, it is comparable to hepatitis A, but in pregnant women, the disease is more often severe and is associated with a clinical syndrome called fulminant liver failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatments
  • New screening efforts and more effective hepatitis C treatments are helping doctors identify and cure more people with the disease. (nih.gov)
  • Significant progress has been made in treating and even curing hepatitis C. Older hepatitis C treatments usually required weekly injections, had serious side effects, and often were not effective. (kidshealth.org)
  • Effective treatments for hepatitis C are available but expensive. (wikipedia.org)
  • adults
  • About 75 percent of U.S. adults who have hepatitis C are baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965. (nih.gov)
  • prevention
  • Because of this, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all babies get the first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine within 12-24 hours of birth. (kidshealth.org)
  • antigen
  • The nucleocapsid contains single-stranded, circular RNA of 1679 nucleotides and about 200 molecules of hepatitis D antigen (HDAg) for each genome. (wikipedia.org)
  • HDV recognizes its receptor via the N-terminal domain of the large hepatitis B surface antigen, HBsAg. (wikipedia.org)
  • Please note that the definition of "U" (units) may vary between manufacturers depending on what test they use to measure hepatitis A antigen in their products. (wikipedia.org)
  • Also sold under the brand names HAVpur and VIROHEP-A. This vaccine consists of virosomes, artificial particles composed of synthetic lipids and influenza proteins in addition to the hepatitis A antigen. (wikipedia.org)
  • hepatic
  • Ischemic hepatitis can be caused by a number of reasons (that lead to low blood pressure) including: Abnormal heart rhythm Heart failure Infection Hypovolemic shock (e.g., due to profuse bleeding) Blood clots (hepatic artery after surgery) The mechanism of ischemic hepatitis depends on the etiopathogenetic origin, be it a cardiomyopathy, cardiac tamponade, trauma, or bleeding. (wikipedia.org)