Hepatitis is a gastroenterological disease, featuring inflammation of the liver. The clinical signs and prognosis, as well as the therapy, depend on the cause. Signs and symptoms Hepatitis is characterised by fatigue, malaise, joint aches, abdominal pain, vomiting 2-3 times per day for the first 5 days, loss of appetite, dark urine, fever, hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) and jaundice (icterus). Some chronic forms of hepatitis show very few of these signs and only present when the longstan ...
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  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    ...     Autoimmune hepatitis affects  the liver. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells. This causes the liver to become infla...
  • Chronic Hepatitis C: Current Disease Management
    ... The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease in the United States. It accounts for about 15 percent of acute viral hepatitis, 60 to 70 percent of chronic he...
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
    ... The liver, the largest organ in the body, is essential in keeping the body functioning properly. It removes or neutralizes poisons from the blood, produces immune agents to control infection, and remo...
  • Digestive Diseases Dictionary
    ... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
  • Harmless Virus Associated with Longer Life for Some HIV-Positive Men
    ... Scientists have shown that an apparently harmless virus is associated with longer life for HIV-positive men, but only when it infects them for many years. Men infected with both HIV and GB virus type ...
  • Hepatitis
    ... Hepatitis is a liver disease. It makes your liver, an important organ in your body, swell up (or become inflamed) and stop working well. A healthy liver helps your body fight infections, stops bleedin...
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Type A
    ... Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV). The clinical manifestations of HAV infection range in clinical severity from no symptoms to a mild illness lasting 1...
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Type E
    ... Hepatitis E, which is caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV), cannot be distinguished reliably from other forms of acute viral hepatitis except by specific serologic testing. Testing availability is li...
  • Liver Biopsy
    ... The digestive system In a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician examines a small piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease. A special needle is used to remove the tissue from t...
  • Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B
    ... HAVRIX* Age # of Doses Schedule Dose Children age 2to 18 years 2 0 and 6 to 12 months 720 ELISA units (0.5 mL) Adults 18 years and older 2 0 and 6 to 12 months 1440 ELISA units (1.0 mL) * Inactivated ...
  • Viral Hepatitis: A Through E and Beyond
    ...  Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Several different viruses cause viral hepatitis. They are named the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses. All of th...
  • What I need to know about Hepatitis A
    ... You can also get information about hepatitis A from these groups: American Liver Foundation (ALF) 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603 New York, NY 10038-4810 Phone: 1-800-GO-LIVER (465-4837), 1-888-4HEP-USA (44...
  • What I need to know about Hepatitis B
    ... You can also get information about hepatitis B from these groups: American Liver Foundation (ALF) 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603 New York, NY 10038-4810 Phone: 1-800-GO-LIVER (465-4837), 1-888-4HEP-USA (44...
  • What I need to know about Hepatitis C
    ... Many people with hepatitis C don't have symptoms. However, some people with hepatitis C feel like they have the flu. So, you might feel tired feel sick to your stomach have a fever not want to eat...

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