It is highly contagious but does not cause any permanent liver damage. It is usually acquired from contaminated food.
It can cause acute liver failure where it severely disturbs the liver functions, thereby requiring hospital admission & management.
It can remain silent for long and may not show any signs or symptoms.
It can cause life threatening severe liver disease with features of liver failure, requiring intensive management and liver transplant.
It is a very serious symptom, should never be taken lightly as it may be associated with underlying serious disease.
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