Hepatitis (unspecified) case definition

This document contains the case definitions for Hepatitis - unspecified which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

Page last updated: 12 March 2004

Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Hepatitis - unspecified

Reporting

Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence AND clinical evidence.

Laboratory definitive evidence

Laboratory exclusion of hepatitis A, B, C, D and E and other clinically relevant infectious and non-infectious causes of hepatitis.

Clinical evidence

Clinical hepatitis, defined as:

1. Jaundice

OR

2. Bilirubin in urine

OR

3. Alanine transaminase (ALT) seven times the upper limit of normal.


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