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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.

Hepatitis

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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