Hepatitis A Infection: Clinical Aspects

  • Stephen M. Feinstone
  • Ian D. Gust


The development of specific diagnostic tests first for hepatitis S virus (HBV) infections and then hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections has enabled clinicians to determine accurately the cause of hepatitis in their patients. Although non-A, non-B (NANB) hepatitis remains a diagnosis of exclusion and may be caused by more than one agent, the ability to make specific etiologic diagnoses has allowed us to study these diseases in some detail to define their clinical spectrum and epidemiology.


Acute Hepatitis Specific Diagnostic Test Immune Electron Microscopy Versus Infection 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen M. Feinstone
    • 1
  • Ian D. Gust
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.MacFarlane Burnet Centre for Medical ResearchFairfield HospitalMelbourneAustralia

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