Hepatitis A

Aetiology and Epidemiology The most common hepatitis virus. It is often seen in epidemics (usually in children), and most commonly occurs in the autumn Often found in communities with overcrowding Commonly found in water...

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Hepatitis B

Introduction Hepatitis B is an infection in the liver, caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is the most common cause of hepatitis. It is endemic in Asia and the Far East (up...

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Hepatitis C

Introduction First discovered in 1989, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is blood-borne form of viral hepatitis. The incubation period is 6-9 weeks. Transmission is usually via blood products or vertical transmission from mother to...

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Hepatitis D

You can only contract this is you are also currently suffering from hepatitis B. You can get two types of infection: Normal co-existant infection – 90% of cases – this actually reduces the severity of...

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Hepatitis E

Hepatits E is clinically very similar to Hepatitis A. Aetiology Water borne similar to hep A(shell fish and water melons!). 30% of dogs, rodents and pigs carry the virus Commonly seen in Asia and...

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