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Hepatitis of the Liver

The Liver

Now we are going to talk about some diseases that is associated with the Liver.  This would includes hepatitis and cirrohsis.


Hepatatitis is basically a viral infection of the Liver.  There are five major types of hepatitis .  Hepatitis A and E are similar in transmission which is the fecal-oral route and they are not chronic.  On the other hand, Hepatitis B, C and D have similar characterestics in that they are all transmitted by the same rout being: parenteral and parenatal or sexual.

Hepatitis A

– Hepatitis A is transmitted by the fecal-oral route.  It can sometimes lead to infection, but without the chronicity in other forms of the disease.  The symptoms of Hep A appear after an incubation period of 1-6 weeks.  Hepatitis A is usually limited to 1-3 weeks of duration.  Some of the signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A includes: malaise, fever, jaundice and nausea and vomiting.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is transmitted through parenteral, perinatal or sexual routes.



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