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How do other illnesses affect hepatitis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Illnesses that can affect the liver can also cause hepatitis. For example, autoimmune disorders that attack the body's tissue and cells, including the liver can lead to episodes of liver inflammation (autoimmune hepatitis). High blood pressure in the portal vein system, alcoholism, and some medications can cause the liver to become inflamed. Talk to your doctor about any illness you have and its possible effects on your liver.

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