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What is hepatitis?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.Alcohol). Hepatitis a is the kind you get from contaminated food. It causes an acute illness that can last weeks. Hepatitis b and c are from contaminated blood (in the same way as hiv/aids). Both, but especially c can cause chronic liver problems.

In brief: 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.Alcohol). Hepatitis a is the kind you get from contaminated food. It causes an acute illness that can last weeks. Hepatitis b and c are from contaminated blood (in the same way as hiv/aids). Both, but especially c can cause chronic liver problems.
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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
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In brief: 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, and ebv), alcohol, medications, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (nash), autoimmune diseases, toxins, and tumors.

In brief: 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, and ebv), alcohol, medications, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (nash), autoimmune diseases, toxins, and tumors.
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