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How Long Does Acute Hepatitis Last

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How long after infection is Hepatitis still considered acute?

I have heard that if hepatitis is discovered in the 'acute' stage, it is more managable/treatable, how long after the point of infection woud you consider 'acute infection' to be?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is a very good question. At this point, most physicians prefer to treat acute hepatitis C within 12 to 16 weeks for the best results. However, if I diagnose someone as far as six months later, I will still consider Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term illness that occurs within the first 6 months after someone is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

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