What is hepatitis?
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a hepatitis virus. There are several
types of hepatitis infections. The three most common in the U. S. are Hepatitis A,B, and
C. Hepatitis A is considered the least threatening since it generally does not lead to liver
damage, and 99% of those infected fully recover. Hepatitis B is a serious viral disease
that attacks the liver. Hepatitis C also causes inflammation of the liver, with an estimated
80% of those infected developing chronic hepatitis. Many can develop cirrhosis (scarring
of the liver), and some may also develop liver cancer.
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Hepatitis A, B and C from the CDC