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"Hepatitis A" information

LiverAtlas Disease IDHuLDi00021
NameHepatitis A
DescriptionHepatitis A is one type of hepatitis-a liver disease-caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The disease is spread primarily through food or water contaminated by stool from an infected person. You can get HAV from Eating food prepared by someone with HAV who did not wash their hands after using the bathroom, Having anal/oral sex with someone with HAV, Not washing your hands after changing a diaper, Drinking contaminated water. HAV can cause swelling of the liver, but it rarely causes lasting damage. You may feel as if you have the flu, or you may have no symptoms at all. It usually gets better on its own after several weeks. The hepatitis A vaccine can prevent HAV. Healthy habits also make a difference. Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing food, after using the toilet or after changing a diaper. International travelers should be careful about drinking tap water. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019159
Definition1.INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the HEPATOVIRUS genus, HUMAN HEPATITIS A VIRUS. It can be transmitted through fecal contamination of food or water. Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006506
2.Acute inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is highly contagious and usually contracted through close contact with an infected individual or their feces, contaminated food or water. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019159
3.hepatitis caused by Hepatovirus (Hepatitis A virus); it can be transmitted through fecal contamination of food or water. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019159
4.inflammation of the liver due to microorganism infection. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019159
SynonymHepatitides, InfectiousEXACT Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006506
Hepatitis AEXACT Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006506
hepatitis AEXACT Xref: HumanDO2011_6_18:DOID:12549
Hepatitis, InfectiousEXACT Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006506
Infectious HepatitidesEXACT Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006506
Infectious HepatitisEXACT Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006506
Viral hepatitis, type AEXACT Xref: SNOMEDCT_2005_07_31:40468003
XrefClinical Hepatology,2004.Page 333
Schiff's Diseases of the LIVER,10ed:Chapter 27
Genetics RelationGene/Protein/Pathway