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hepatitis A


Hepatitis A is only rarely fatal, but his case was severe—Jim and some other doctors worried that he might need a liver transplant.
Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  a relatively mild form of hepatitis (a viral disease affecting the liver) typically transmitted via food or water
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Strongly Associated with:   hepatitis B, hepatitis C
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Hepatitis A is typically passed through contaminated food or water. It occurs sporadically or in epidemics. Symptoms can include fever, fatigue, anorexia, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice and lethargy. Symptoms typically appear 2 to 6 weeks after start of infection, but in some cases there are no symptoms and in others the symptoms are easily mistaken for the flu.

Word Suffix:  Note that "itis" means "inflammation of".
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  • Hepatitis A is only rarely fatal, but his case was severe—Jim and some other doctors worried that he might need a liver transplant.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • At the Brigham he’d been preaching the importance of hepatitis A vaccination, especially for middle-aged people.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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Associated words [difficulty]:   hepatitis A , hepatitis B [6] , hepatitis [5] , hepatitis B [6]
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