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Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, some medications and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. However, it is most commonly caused by a viral infection. Read to learn more about the different types of hepatitis.
Hepatitis can be caused by viral infections, such as hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis D virus, and hepatitis E virus. Hepatitis A, D and E are acute. Hepatitis B and C can be acute or chronic.
Hepatitis is most commonly caused by viral infection:
Hepatitis can be diagnosed with a combination of doctor’s clinical examination and tests, including:
Hepatitis is treated depending on the type.
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