What is icteric hepatitis?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Icteric hepatitis is associated with a prodromal period, during which a serum sickness –like syndrome can occur. The symptomatology is more constitutional and includes the following:

  • Anorexia

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Low-grade fever

  • Myalgia

  • Fatigability

  • Disordered gustatory acuity and smell sensations (aversion to food and cigarettes)

  • Right upper quadrant and epigastric pain (intermittent, mild to moderate)


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