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Can hepatitis be caused by alcohol? i got a after sharing a drink with an indian intern at a party.

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Dr. Alfredo Soto answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it is caused by many different ways. The kind of hepatitis you got (a) is caused by a virus that is usually food-borne. That means that you likely got it from food that was tainted with it. It is possible that you drank from a cup from someone who was carrying the virus and was using poor hygiene. Alcohol itself can cause hepatitis if drank in excess.

Answered May 8, 2016

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