B) Symptoms of infectious hepatitis
Symptoms of hepatitis are similar to the ones mentioned above, even joint pain, which can sometimes happen in this case, but it is not so common. Other symptoms of this disease include:
- Fever: In infectious hepatitis, fever is one of the most common symptoms, as it happens with all contagious diseases. The fever can be higher in hepatitis A and low-grade fever in chronic hepatitis (as in B and C). The temperature may be increased or low and can persist for many days.
- Nausea and vomiting: This symptom is particularly prevalent and more severe in hepatitis A. In these cases, the patient may vomit many times a day and have diarrhea, as described below.
- Diarrhea: In infectious hepatitis, diarrhea is a frequent complication. Diarrhea occurs after the onset of jaundice. It usually lasts two to three weeks but can be prolonged. It is not always accompanied by fever or abdominal pain