What Are the Complications & Risks of Hepatitis A?


Complication of Hepatitis A can lead to:

  • Fulminant hepatic failure in less than 1% and mortality in young adults is 0.1% that increases with age.
  • Extra hepatic Complications: Acute renal failure, interstitial nephritis, pancreatitis, red blood cell aplasia, agranulocytosis, transient heart block, bone marrow aplasia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, acute arthritis, Still disease, lupus like syndrome and Sjogreen syndrome have been reported in association with HAV infection. Autoimmune hepatitis following HAV infection may occur. These complications are all rare.

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Mark Riegel, MD
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