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Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.

Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause hepatitis. In other cases, your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the liver.

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  1. Hepatitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the ...
  2. Hepatitis A (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis A, is caused by the hepatitis A virus ( ...
  3. Hepatitis B (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis B, is caused by the hepatitis B virus ( ...
  4. Hepatitis C (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus ( ...
  5. Hepatitis B Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Hepatitis B Introduction Hepatitis B is the most common serious liver infection. It is caused by the ... discusses its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Hepatitis B When a person is first infected with ...
  6. Hepatitis C Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Hepatitis C Introduction Hepatitis is an infection of the liver that is caused by a virus. The ... to treat or prevent it. The Liver and Hepatitis Liver The liver is an important organ of ...
  7. Hepatitis A antibody test; Hepatitis B antibody test; Hepatitis C antibody test; Hepatitis D antibody test
  8. Viral hepatitis; Infectious hepatitis ... The hepatitis A virus is found mostly in the stools and blood of an infected person. The virus is ...
  9. ... Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Feature Hepatitis The Dangers of Hepatitis: What you should know from A to E ... drugs. In some cases, hepatitis lasts a lifetime. Hepatitis: Acute or Chronic? Acute hepatitis is the initial ...
  10. ... Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Feature Hepatitis Hepatitis Can Strike Anyone Past Issues / Spring 2009 Table ... from all walks of life are affected by hepatitis, especially hepatitis C, the most common form of ...
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