Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

  • Age:
  • Vaccination of children from 12 months and adults.
    Repeat vaccine - at least after 6 months.

The vaccine and its manufacturer:

Description of the disease

Hepatitis A (Botkin's disease, jaundice) is an infectious disease that affects the liver, resulting in intoxication and other related symptoms. The virus is persistent in the environment, infection occurs through the fecal-oral route through unwashed hands, contaminated water, products, and household items. After the disease, a person acquires lifelong immunity.

  • Treatment

    Treatment in the conditions of an infectious disease hospital.

  • Prevention

    given the specificity and wide spread of the disease, children are in the risk group, so they need mandatory vaccination.

  • Symptoms

    The incubation period is 2-6 weeks (humans are particularly contagious). After the manifestation, the symptoms persist for 1-4 weeks:

    • High temperature, lethargy, decreased appetite
    • Jaundice (dark urine, discolored stools, yellowing of the skin and/or sclera)
    • Nausea and/or vomiting
    • Abdominal pain

  • Diagnostics

    Diagnosis of hepatitis A is a laboratory blood test for detection of HAV-specific Ig A, M, G antibodies.