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Can hepatitis A recur after a brief period of recovery ?

hello, this is pritisha.. my father has been undergoing treatment at Appolo Hospital per the reports he is suffering from Hepatitis A and major liver damage. it is been mentioned in the report that his HAV-IgM is positive and ANTI HCV ELISA is negative. before treatment his bilirubin direct was 15.9 and bilirubin unconjugated is 4.5, amounting to a total bilirubin of 20.4... after treatment, his skin colour became normal.. but after 12 days; i.e from today we have seen the yellow rashes all over his body as well as his eyes. he s feeling weak again despite of taking proper medicines advised by the doctor. the medicines given are- Tab Hepiral(400), Livopill-DS, Golbi SR(450), Nexprofast(40mg), Lesuride (25mg), syrup Betonin, tricane..... i just want to know, after being recovered a little bit, why he has developed the yellow colour again which became normal till yesterday? is this a serious symptom? am worried... please suggest.. thank you
Asked On : Tue, 14 Jun 2011
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Hello, Pritisha

the yellow rashes can be due to increased bilirubin levels , get these levels checked.
They might have recurred due to an obstruction in the bile passages in or near the liver

it can be serious i suggest your father should be examined .
Answered: Tue, 14 Jun 2011
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