- Fatigue and Unexplained weight loss
- Flu-like symptoms
- Dark urine and Pale stool
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Yellow skin and eyes (which may be signs of jaundice)
Hepatitis - Overview
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or it can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. There are mainly 5 types of hepatitis viruses, referred as A, B, C, D, and E. Particularly, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and they are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.
Causes of Hepatitis
Hepatitis viruses are one of the most common causes of hepatitis in this world, other infections, toxic substances (like alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also lead to hepatitis. Hepatitis A and E are caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B, C, and D are usually occurs as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids.