From Big Medical Encyclopedia

INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS (hepatitis infectiosa; late lat. infectio infection; synonym: infectious disease, hepatitis A, hepatitis epidemic, jaundice virus, jaundice epidemic) — a viral disease with preferential fecal and oral way of transfer of activators, an incubation interval to 3 — 6 weeks, the acute beginning, damage of a liver and reticuloendothelial system, intoxication, frequent jaundice — see. viral hepatitis .