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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Liver inflammation: Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious microbes (viruses, parasites, etc...) or toxic substances (alcohol, medications, autoimmu ... Read More
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Dr. Jamie Berkes
23 years experience Hepatology
?: Need more information. The definition of hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It can be caused from many things including infections, medications, ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Inflamation of liver: Hepatitis or liver inflamation has many causes. The most common are alcoholic hepatitis, viral hepatitis caused by hepatitis a, b, or c virus and dr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Liver inflammation: Usually when people talk about hepatitis, they mean one of the infections in the liver, but it can mean inflammation from other causes as well (e.g.Al ... Read More
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Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
Liver inflammation: Add an itis to anything and it means inflammation. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver and can be caused by viruses (such as hep a, hep b, hep c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Liver inflammation..: It is a liver inflammation which could be caused by various reasons. Viral hepatitis could be caused by types A,B, C, D, E, the most common are the fi ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Liver inflammation: Which can be related to one of the several hepatitis viruses such as a, b, c or e, or can be due to a toxic such as alcohol or as a reaction to a medi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis: There is hepatitis a, b, c, d, e, f and i believe now even g. What hepatitis are you talking about?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
40 years experience General Practice
Depends on type: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is caused by a few specific viruses, types a, b, c, d, e, f (not confirmed), and g. The mo ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Hepatitis: This depends upon the cause of the hepatitis. Most forms are now treatable if they are viral. Alcoholic hepatitis requires discontinuing drinking, and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on which population you are looking at. Worldwide there are 300 million with hep b and the incidence of hep c is about 0.3/1000. The prevale ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on the type.: Viral hepatitides that are acute are usually treated symptomatically but hepatitis b or c can develop chronic infection which may develop into cirrhos ... Read More
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