Hepatitis frequently leads to non-specific symptoms. Most cases do not present with jaundice. If symptoms occur, they often are misinterpreted as flu. If you had been at high risk for being exposed to viral hepatitis, you should seek medical advice to assess if you are infected. Early diagnosis prevents serious liver damage.
In this chapter you will find answers to the following questions:
|incubation period [ days]||15-50||40 – 160||20 – 60||30-40|
|without symptoms/mild symptoms||-||frequent||frequent|
|transition to chronic infection||no||5-15 %||60-80 %||100 %||no|
Reasons for liver cirrhosis