Hepatitis: Overview

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Hepatitis is a generic term used to describe any inflammation of the liver. Usually hepatitis is caused by a viral infection. Hepatitis can be acute, lasting less than 6 months, or the condition can be chronic.

Symptoms of acute hepatitis include, but may not be limited to, nausea, vomiting, fever, joint pain, jaundice, and a general feeling of malaise. However, some people may not experience any symptoms, as the virus that causes hepatitis can lie dormant in the body for up to 30 years. Nevertheless, these "silent" carriers of the hepatitis infection may continue to be contagious.

Hepatitis can lead to liver failure and death.

See Also

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  3. Blood Donation & Other Transplantation
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  5. Chi-Chi's Mexican Restaurant Hepatitis Outbreak
  6. Cruise Ship & Ferry Accidents
  7. Dialysis: Overview
  8. Duract
  9. Dursban / Baygon / Dragnet
  10. Ephedra Recall
  11. Germander / Teucrium Genus: Overview
  12. Inmate Abuse: Overview
  13. Jet Injector Shots: Overview
  14. McGowan's Pizzaland Hepatitis Outbreak
  15. Minocin / Minocycline Hydrochloride
  16. Nizoral / Ketoconazole
  17. O'Charley's Restaurant Hepatitis Outbreak
  18. Produce (Fruits & Vegetables)
  19. Serzone / Nefazodone Hydrochloride
  20. Tattoos & Permanent Makeup (Micropigmentation)
  21. Zithromax / Azithromycin: Overview
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