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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

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Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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  • Swelling in the area under my right ribs

  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Enlarged liver

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Right upper abdominal/tummy region swelling

  • Stomach was uncomfortable, then had a fever

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What is acute hepatitis?

Sudden inflammation of the liver with various causes, including alcohol and infections.

Symptoms of acute hepatitis

  • Fatigue that is worst in the morning

  • Suspected Murphy's sign positive

  • Fever

  • Took potentially contaminated water or raw shellfish in the last two months

  • Right hypochondriac region swelling

  • Fatigue

  • Skin or eyes turning yellow

  • Hepatosplenomegaly

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute hepatitis

  • Do you feel more tired in the morning?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you consumed contaminated water or raw oysters in the past 2 months?

  • Do you feel you fatigued?

  • Are your eyes or skin turning yellow?

Treatment for acute hepatitis

Treatment depends on the cause, but is mostly supportive with adequate fluids and removal of the cause, such as alcohol. In the case of hepatitis virus infection, treatment can vary. Some forms of viral hepatitis improve on their own. Other hepatitis infections may be life-long and require special antiviral medications to attempt a cure. Hospitalization and regular follow-up may be needed to monitor the liver's well-being until it recovers.

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References

  • Kang SH, Kim MY, Baik SK. Perspectives on Acute Hepatitis A Control in Korea. J Korean Med Sci. 2019 Sep 23;34(36):e230. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2019.34.e230. PMID: 31538417; PMCID: PMC6753369.

    https://jkms.org/DOIx.php?id=10.3346/jkms.2019.34.e230

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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