Viral hepatitis

Specialty of Genitourinary Medicine

Hepatitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the liver and, as a result, causes it to malfunction. Hepatitis can be caused by immune cells of the body that attack the liver, virus infections, of which six types are known: A, B, C, D, E, and G; liver damage caused by excess of alcohol or toxic substances and, finally, due to overdoses of medications such as acetaminophen. The evolution and complications of the disease are different in each case. The main symptoms of hepatitis are fatigue, nausea and vomiting, high fever and headaches, pharyngitis and cough. In addition to these symptoms, there is a diffuse pain in the liver and a yellowish colour of the skin.

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