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How long does acute hepatitis A last?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Acute hepatitis A can last from a few weeks to six months. Full recovery of the liver occurs within one to six months of clearing the infection. Although symptoms of nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fever can occur suddenly, most symptoms subside after a few days. People with the hepatitis A virus will develop antibodies to this strain of hepatitis virus, preventing them from becoming infected with hepatitis A again.

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