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Feb 15, 2002

Jaundice can be a symptom of acute hepatitis c. How long does the acute symptom last if you get it? Can your bilirubin level be high then return to normal? Is there a difinite duration the acute symptom will last or does it differ form person to person?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Jaundice is rare in acute hepatitis C,actually is rare to find acute hepatitis C, as the disease is usually diagnosed in chronic infection.Jaundice is caused by elevations in the blood levels of bilirubin,and they may decrease and return to normal,when the process subsides. The duration of symptoms of acute Hepatitis vary from patient to patient ,but most resolve in 2-4 weeks.

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