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2. More Symptoms

Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes occurs in 70 to 85% of the adults with this infection. Affected children and infants rarely get jaundice or other symptoms of hepatitis. Less common symptoms of hepatitis A include dark urine or clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain, and intense itching. These signs might indicate a more severe case of the infection and could last several months rather than the few weeks typical of milder symptoms and infections.

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