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Clinical features of Viral Hepatitis....(a)

5 types of presentation

Asymptomatic acute infection: serologic evidence only

Acute hepatitis: again has 4 stages
incubation period,
symptomatic preicteric phase,
symptomatic icteric phase

Chronic hepatitis: with or without progression to cirrhosis

Chronic carrier state: asymptomatic without apparent disease

Fulminant hepatitis: submassive to massive hepatic necrosis with acute liver failure

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