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Common Hepatitis A exam questions for medical finals, OSCEs and MRCP PACES

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Question 1.

How does Hepatitis A present?

  • General malaise and non-specific unwellness
  • Nausea, anorexia
  • After 1-2 weeks
    • Transient rash
    • Jaundice
    • Hepatomegaly
    • Lymphadenopathy
    • Splenomegaly in 10%
  • Symptoms usually resolve in 3-6 weeks
  • Dark urine/pale stools due to intrahepatic cholestasis

Question 2.

What is the incubation period of Hepatitis A?

  • 15-50 days

Question 3.

How is Hepatitis A spread?

  • Faeco-oral spread
  • From contaminated water or shellfish

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Free Hepatitis A revision for medical students, finals, OSCEs, PLAB and MRCP PACES