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Can non-viral (hepatitis) liver inflammation be treated?

Can non-viral (hepatitis) liver inflammation be treated?

Yes, depends on : Cause. Alcoholic hepatitis will subside on cessation of drinking, drug induced hepatitis usually subsides with supportive care, non-alcholiic steatoheptitis (nash) will response to dietary intervention, auto-immune hepatitis is usually harder to treat, . ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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Hospitalized for non-alcoholic/ non-viral hepatitis. Had an abnormal ECG - showed precordial t wave inversions w/ chest pain/tightness into left arm.

Hospitalized for non-alcoholic/ non-viral hepatitis. Had an abnormal ECG - showed precordial t wave inversions w/ chest pain/tightness into left arm.

Myocarditis: Your ekg in this setting suggests myocarditis. You need and echocardiogram to evaluate left ventricular function and to determine if you have pericardial involvement and you need troponin and CPK enzyme determinations. Treatment is supportive. Rest. Time. Most people recover well. ...Read more

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How common is viral hepatitis?

Not uncommon: In the us, there are between 3.5 million to 5.3 million americans have chronic viral hepatitis. There are some high risk groups - one out of every 7 african american men in their 40s is living with chronic hepatitis c, and approximately 1 in 12 asian americans is living with chronic hepatitis b. In the us, viral hepatitis causes 12, 000 to 15, 000 deaths annually from cancer and liver failure. ...Read more

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How is viral hepatitis treated?

How is viral hepatitis treated?

Depends on Type: Hepatitis b is usually treated with a single oral medication although peg-interferon is used in select patients. Hepatitis c is treated with a combination of peg-interferon, Ribavirin and possibly either telepavir or bocephivir (depending on genotype). All hcv treatment includes interferon however this may change over the next 305 years. ...Read more

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How do you get viral hepatitis?

How do you get viral hepatitis?

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 c from blood. Hep b and c can be transmitted by sexual activity, sharing needles, blood transfusions that occurred prior to 1990 etc. Hep b & c can also be transmitted in transplanted organs. ...Read more

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How is viral hepatitis diagnosed?

Blood tests: Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by either hepatitis b, hepatitis a, or hepatitis c. Viral hepatitis can be prevented by vaccination for hepatitis a and b, but there is no vaccination for hepatitis c. The symptoms are often vague, such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting and diagnosed by abnormal liver function tests and by detection of the virus or antibodies to the virus in blood. ...Read more

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How do you catch viral hepatitis?

Depends on the type : Types a and e are spread mostly via fecally contaminated food or water. Types b, c and d are transmitted by infected blood or some other body fluids. ...Read more

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What are signs of viral hepatitis?

What are signs of viral hepatitis?

Many or none: Most have no symptoms other may experience viral symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, fatigue) or jaundice (yellowing of eyes / skin). ...Read more

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What're the types of viral hepatitis?

A through E: Of the viruses causing hepatitis as the main manifestation, there are five. A and e are spread fecal-orally usually thru contaminated water or food. The others are spread thru blood and body fluids. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Viral Hepatitis (Definition)

Viral hepatitis is a term for inflammation of the liver that is caused by infection with a virus, most commonly Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis ...Read more