Hepatitis is a condition wherein the liver undergoes inflammation. There are various possible causes of hepatitis – viral infection, excessive alcohol consumption and autoimmune response.
There are five types of viral hepatitis – A, B, C, D and E.
Hepatitis A is most commonly transmitted by consumption of water or food contaminated by the feces of someone who’s infected with the same.
Hepatitis B and C is transmitted when a person comes in contact with infected body fluids, or by the use of drugs via injection. It is a chronic condition.
Hepatitis D is transmitted through direct contact with infected blood. It is a rare form of hepatitis that occurs along with Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis E is caused by consumption of water that is contaminated with faecal matter. It is a common occurrence in areas with poor sanitation.
On the recommendation of a doctor, getting a blood test for the diagnosis of hepatitis is very important, since it is a life-threatening condition. For each type of Hepatitis, the testing procedure is usually similar.
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