Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hepatitis Evaluation

The evaluation of hepatitis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with worsening hepatitis may include:

Physical findings in someone with severe hepatitis may include:

Testing is required to make the diagnosis of hepatitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate hepatitis include:

For more information:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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