Hepatitis A and B

Hepatitis A & B
By Whitney Davis and Jocelyn Newark

Hepatitis Virus
Taken from www.utopiasilver.com

Inflamed liver due to cirrhosis, a common result of Hepatitis
Taken from ilmanaiman.blogspot.com

What is Hepatitis and its causes?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. A person with Hepatitis may:
  • either have a viral or bacterial infection of the liver
  • have a liver injury caused by a toxin
  • have liver damage due to abnormalities to the organ's blood supply
  • be experiencing an attack by his or her own immune system
  • have experienced trauma to the liver
  • eventually lead to cancer of the liver and cirrhosis (condition in which scarring damages the liver)
Hepatitis can be caused from Hepatitis A, B, C, D, or E virus, as well as from chicken pox, cytomegalovirus, and in rare cases Epstein Barr virus (cause of Mononucleosis). However, the most common viruses causing Hepatitis are Hepatitis A and B.

Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis B

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