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Medical Condition:
Hepatitis
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An inflammation of the liver there are two types:

  • Acute- which lasts less than six months - Hepatitis A,B,C,D,E can all be acute as well as other viral diseases. Medicine poisoning ,toxins such as alcohol and severe bacterial infections

  • Chronic- which lasts more than six months - Hepatitis B, C and D -Autoimmune, genetic (present at birth) toxins such as alcohol and medicine poisoning.

  • Hepatitis A - This is present in infected peoples faeces and can be passed on via contaminated food /water

  • Hepatitis B - highly infectious it is contracted from coming into contact with contaminated blood or receiving contaminated blood. It can also be sexually transmitted.

  • Hepatitis C - primarily it is contracted from contact with contaminated blood, there is a low risk of it being sexually transmitted.

 

 

Please Note: The information provided here should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.

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