Liver Issues

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Fatty Liver

Fatty liver means the accumulation of fat in the liver cells. Fatty liver (steatosis) may be associated with or may lead to inflammation of the liver (steatohepatits, NASH). This can cause scarring and hardening of the liver. When scarring becomes severe, it is called cirrhosis, and this is a serious condition.

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HEPATITIS (General)

Hepatitis is a general term meaning inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is a disease that can be caused by a variety of different causes such as viruses, alcohol, drugs, autoimmune.

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HEPATITIS A

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is spread when a non-immune person eats or drinks something contaminated by virus. Unlike hepatitis B and C, hepatitis A infection does not cause chronic liver disease.

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HEPATITIS B

Hepatitis B virus can cause chronic liver disease which may progress to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. A vaccine against hepatitis B has been available since 1982. Hepatitis B vaccine is 95% effective in preventing HBV infection.

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HEPATITIS C

Hepatitis C virus can cause chronic liver disease which may progress to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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HEPATITIS E

Hepatitis E was not recognized as a distinct human disease until 1980. Hepatitis E is caused by infection with the hepatitis E virus.

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