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diet during hepatitis A
Sep 7, 2008

my 8 year daughter was diagnosed with Hepatitis a.how long will it last.how long will she stay away from school.what should be her diet

Response from Dr. McGovern

I am so sorry to hear this, but be assured that hepatitis A does not cause permanent liver damage. You will know when she is recovering probably first by return of appetite and energy. I would be certain that she stays hydrated, but there is no particular diet I would recommend.

Return to school can occur about a week after her illness. I don't know the circumstances of her diagnosis, but if this occurred in the setting of an outbreak, the public health authorities may be giving more instructions, including all the people who need prophylaxis. You should discuss this with your physician.



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