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What are the differences among hepatitis A, B and C?

The differences between hepatitis A, B and C include the following:

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV can cause the liver to swell and not work well. It is most commonly transmitted through person-to-person contact and is generally limited to close contacts. Transmission through blood products is uncommon.

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV can cause the liver to swell and can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV can also cause the liver to swell and can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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