What were your signs and symptoms associated with viral hepatitis?
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What are the
symptoms and signs of viral hepatitis?
The period of time between exposure to hepatitis and the onset of the illness is called the incubation period. The incubation period varies depending on the specific hepatitis virus. Hepatitis
A virus has an incubation period of about 15 to 45 days; Hepatitis B virus from 45
to 160 days, and Hepatitis C virus from about 2 weeks to 6 months.
Many patients infected with HAV, HBV, and HCV have few or no symptoms of illness. For those who do develop symptoms of viral hepatitis, the most common are flu- like symptoms including:
Loss of appetite
Aching in the abdomen
Less common symptoms include:
Jaundice (a yellow appearance to the skin and white portion of the eyes)