Hepatitis A (cont.)
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What should I do if I think I have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus?
See your doctor right away if you think you have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus. A medicine called hepatitis A immune globulin may protect you from getting sick if taken shortly after exposure to the hepatitis A virus.
Hope through Research
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) supports basic and clinical research into many digestive disorders, including hepatitis A.
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research. For information about current studies, visit www.ClinicalTrials.gov.
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American Liver Foundation
Hepatitis Foundation International
Publications produced by the Clearinghouse are carefully reviewed by both NIDDK scientists and outside experts. The individuals listed here provided editorial guidance or facilitated field-testing for the original version of this publication. The NDDIC would like to thank these individuals for their contribution.
Bruce Bacon, M.D.
Theo Heller, M.D.
Luby Garza-Abijaoude, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Thelma Thiel, R.N.
SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House, NIDDK, NIH. What I need to know about Hepatitis A.
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2010 12:07:35 PM
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