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What are the differences between viral hepatitis and alcoholic hepatitis

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Infection vs toxin: Viral hepatitis occurs after the virus gets into the liver where it injures the tissue while reproducing the virus.The areas involved cannot keep us w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
Different causes: One is caused by alcohol and the other is caused by a virus which infects the liver, hepatitis b and c are the most common causes of chronic viral hep ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Answer is in quest.: Hepatitis means inflammation of liver. This can be caused by viruses, chemicals such as alcohol, too much fat, etc..
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Short and long: Acute hepatitis is the period of initial infection in which your naive immune system develops antibodies to the invading hep a, b or c. If everything ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Completely different. Leptospirosis is caused by a spirochete where as hepatis a, b, c, d, e are all viruses.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: Patients with acute viral hepatitis generally present with nausea, malaise, weakness, fevers, and jaundice which occur within days to weeks of infecti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis B: If this is new most infections clear on their own. However, if you have the chronic active form there are several medications that can keep the infec ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Hep B is common.: Per who: more than 2 billion people alive today have been infected with HBV at some time. Of these, about 350 million remain infected chronically (car ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
8 years experience General Practice
Depends: The most common types of hepatitis are a, b, and c. People get hep a from contaminated food or water, hep b from blood or other bodily fluids, and hep ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 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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