The causes of viral hepatitis depends on the type of hepatitis virus. Their causes based on type of hepatitis virus are:
Some common symptoms of viral hepatitis include1,11:
Symptoms of chronic hepatitis may not appear until liver damage or cirrhosis occurs; however, symptoms of acute hepatitis may appear shortly after infection.
It can be depending on how much liver damage there is if you have chronic hepatitis, while acute hepatitis may cause abdominal discomfort in some individuals.
Certain individuals and activities can increase your risk of viral hepatitis, these are12:
There are a variety of tests that are used to diagnose viral hepatitis, these are2,11:
The treatment options for viral hepatitis depend on the type of hepatitis virus you have been infected with.
Treatment options include: