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Non-A-E hepatitis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hepatitis X
  • Viral hepatitis non-A,-B,-C,-D,-E
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Overview


Non-A-E hepatitis, sometimes referred to as hepatitis X, is a disease of the liver that is diagnosed when there is swelling of the liver (hepatitis) but examination and testing does not identify a cause.  Symptoms of non-A-E hepatitis may include feeling tired or unwell (malaise), nausea, vomiting, pain in the abdomen, and fever.  Non-A-E hepatitis usually goes away on its own, but it can become a chronic condition in a small proportion (12%) of affected individuals.  The cause of non-A-E hepatitis is currently unknown.[1]
Last updated: 8/16/2012

References

  1. Delic D, Mitrovic N, Spurnic AR, Svirtlih NS, Babic JS. Epidemiological characteristics and clinical manifestations of acute non-A-E hepatitis. Vojnosanitetsky Pregled. 2010; 67:903-909. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21268515. Accessed 8/16/2012.
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