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What Are The Differences Between Viral Hepatitis And Alcoholic Hepatitis
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 with the regular liver work and symptoms continue until healing. Alcohol can be processed without liver injury up to a point. After that threshold is exceded it becomes toxic & the liver cells begin to die off & scar ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex.: Hepatitis b and c are the two most common viral causes of hepatitis. They are acquired from sexual contact or needle sharing. Approximately 12-20% of those with hepatitis b and up to 50% of those with hepatitis c infection will eventually develop cirrhosis. Cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, can lead to liver failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 hepatitis. As both of these affect and damage the liver they may have similar symptoms such a jaundice and evenually cirrhosis. The treatment however would be different. Having a viral hepatitis and drinking would speed the progression of the damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: As implied by the names, acute hepatitis b is the illness syndrome when you are first exposed to hepatitis b. This includes abdominal pain, GI disturbance, fever, flu like symptoms, and sometimes jaundice. Hepatitis b can be deadly. Chronic hep b is the long term disease which may cause nothing, may cause some mild abdominal symptoms, and then may lead to full blown cirrhosis and inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on virus: Acute viral hepatitis is a self limiting infection. Hepatitis a is only an acute infection and does not progress to chronicity. For hepatitis b, about 10-15% of patients with acute hepatitis will develop chronic hbv. In contrast, for hepatitis c, 75-80% of patients with acute hepatitis will develop chronic hcv. Chronicity develops when the immune system is unable to clear the virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hep B is caused/viru: Hepatitis b is contacted by infected blood and body secretions by and is not not seen that much these days as all blood in us is screened for hepatitis b.Some patients rapidly improve, 1% get severe liver damage, other develope chronic HBV infection, cirrhosis of liver, cancer 20% of alcohol abusers get alcoholic hepatitis and can end in cirrhosis of liver and liver failure requiring liver transplan. ...Read more
Mono: Infectious mono, a virus that causes severe pharyngitis, abdominal pain, spleen enlargement, and sometimes inflammation of the liver, is a recognized cause of viral hepatitis. Mono is due to the epstein barr virus which is very different from the hepatitis a, hepatitis b, or hepatitis c virus that causes most cases of hepatitis. ...Read more
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It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location of effect: Celiac involves an immune reaction that triggers antibodies that injure your intestinal absorptive lining. Autoimmune hepatitis is a similar immune reaction but the antibodies attack liver cells. Both are errors in the immune system, but the antibodies and their target are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very much: Except that they all affect the liver primarily. ...Read more
Likely fibrosis, etc: Fatty liver is an early, reversible change from drinking and/or mid to long duration obesity. If drinking is stopped/lowered, and/or obesity is corrected, this goes away. If these and other forms of insults are imposed on the liver for a long time, the changes are chronic and irreversible, with fibrisis and chronic inflammation, leading to cirrhosis of the liver, and certain death. See dr., etc. ...Read more
Yes: Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria, leptospira bacteria. It can cause liver disease in humans, but usually is a manifestation of a systemic involvement with other injury to kidneys and lungs (then called weil's syndrome). Treatment is to make the right diagnosis and use of antibiotics. Viral hepatitis is caused by a variety of viruses and treatment depends on the type of virus and chronicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 works well your body defeats the infection and the invaders are cleared from your system. In chronic hepatitis the invading hep b or c particles evade the immune system and persist in the cells of your liver causing longstanding damage. ...Read more
See below.: The signs of viral hepatitis are jaundice (yellow color to the skin and/or whites of eyes), vomiting, nausea, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches and pains, light color/white stool, itchy skin & abnormal liver function tests. Children can also have cold symptoms, cough and sore throat. Not all the symptoms need be present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different germs: Bacterial meningitis is bad and can cause brain damage (with bad outcomes such as deafness, blindness, inability to do everyday activities, . . ., and possibly death). The routine types of viral meningitis usually resolve by themselves, with the patients returning to normal. There are some less common types of viral meningitis that do cause damage. These are reasons why meningitis is so serious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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