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Hepatitis Check

HEPATITIS CHECK:

 

Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver.


Hepatitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are, however, other causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis (a disease occurring when the body makes antibodies against the liver tissue) and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins and alcohol.


Viral infections of the liver that are classified as hepatitis are: hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses. Hepatitis A is a milder version of the disease, whereas hepatitis D is more severe. Treatment options vary depending on what form of hepatitis is diagnosed, and what caused it. Some forms of hepatitis are preventable. 

 


Chronic hepatitis B or C can often lead to more serious health problems. Because the virus primarily affects the liver, people with chronic hepatitis B or C are at risk for:

  • chronic liver disease
  • cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)
  • cancer of the liver (in rare cases)

 

Tests perform to check Hepatitis are:


  • Liver Function Tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood Tests
  • Biopsy