Hepatitis A, B and CWhat's the Difference?
Are there different types of hepatitis?
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver linked to five main causes of liver disease: viral infection, autoimmune disorders, drugs, alcohol, and exposure to toxins. Hepatitis is also a term used to describe the five hepatitis viruses- A, B, C, D, and E.<br /><ul><li> Hepatitis A is transmitted through food, water, and objects contaminated with feces as well as from close contract with an infected person.</li><li>Hepatitis B is transmitted through bodily fluids and blood including objects contaminated with infected fluids or blood.</li><li>Hepatitis C is primarily transmitted through blood, including items contaminated with infected blood such as needles and personal hygiene products.</li><li>Hepatitis D can only occur in people already infected with hepatitis B.</li><li>Hepatitis E is rare in the United States but common in parts of the world where water is often contaminated with feces due to poor sanitation.</li></ul>
- QDoes hepatitis run in families?
- QHow can I care for someone with hepatitis?
- QHow does the hepatitis virus spread?
- QHow is hepatitis diagnosed?
- QWhat are the symptoms of viral hepatitis?
- QIs hepatitis life-threatening?
- QHow can I know if I have hepatitis?
- QHow can I protect myself from hepatitis?
- QHow does hepatitis affect the body?
- QWhat causes hepatitis?
- QHow is hepatitis treated?
- QWhat is viral hepatitis?
- QWhat are the symptoms of hepatitis?
- QWhen do symptoms of viral hepatitis appear?
- QWhich of the hepatitis viruses is most damaging to my health?
- QWhat increases my risk for hepatitis?
- QHow is chronic hepatitis diagnosed?
- QHow do medications treat hepatitis?
- QHow do I manage my acute hepatitis B and C on a daily basis?
- QWhat is hepatitis?
- QAre there alternative treatment options for hepatitis?
- QCan acute hepatitis B or C be prevented?
- QIs acute hepatitis life-threatening?
- QWhat health complications are associated with viral hepatitis?