preicteric

preicteric

 [pre″ik-ter´ik]
preceding the appearance of jaundice (icterus).

preicteric

(prē-ĭk-tĕr′ĭk) [″ + ikteros, jaundice]
In liver disease, the period prior to the appearance of jaundice.
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Guillain barre syndrome during preicteric phase of acute type B viral hepatitis.
Acute symptomatic viral hepatitis can be divided into three phases: the prodromal or preicteric period, the icterus period, and the convalescent period.
The onset of symptoms occurs months after exposure; the incubation period is 120 days on average (range, 45 to 160 days).[3] The clinical course of acute HBV infection has three phases: preicteric, icteric, and convalescent.