Hepatitis

What is hepatitis?

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. It can damage your liver. This swelling and damage can affect how well your liver functions.

Hepatitis can be an acute (short-term) infection or a chronic (long-term) infection. Some types of hepatitis cause only acute infections. Other types can cause both acute and chronic infections.

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  1. Hepatitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. ... damage can affect how well your liver functions. Hepatitis can be an acute (short-term) infection or ...
  2. Hepatitis Panel What is a hepatitis panel? Hepatitis is a type of liver disease. Viruses called hepatitis A , hepatitis B , and hepatitis C are the most common ... hepatitis virus infection. Why do I need a hepatitis panel? You may need a hepatitis panel if ...
  3. Hepatitis A (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. ... affect how well your liver functions. What is hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a type of viral ...
  4. Hepatitis B (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. ... affect how well your liver functions. What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a type of viral ...
  5. Hepatitis C (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. Inflammation ...
  6. The hepatitis virus panel is a series of blood tests used to detect current or past infection by hepatitis A , hepatitis B , or hepatitis C . It can ...
  7. Hepatitis C in children is inflammation of tissue of the liver. It occurs due to infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Other common hepatitis virus infections ...
  8. Hepatitis B in children is swelling and inflamed tissue of the liver due to infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Other common hepatitis virus infections ...
  9. Autoimmune hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It occurs when immune cells mistake the liver's normal cells for harmful ... This form of hepatitis is an autoimmune disease . The body's ... the difference between healthy body tissue and harmful, outside ...
  10. Hepatitis A is inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the liver from the hepatitis A virus. ... The hepatitis A virus is found mostly in the stool and blood of an infected person. The virus is ...
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