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  • complication
  • The complication more frequently occurs in instances of hepatitis B and D co-infection at a rate of 2-20% and in pregnant women with hepatitis E at rate of 15-20% of cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • While jaundice (yellow discoloration of the skin or whites of the eyes due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood), is a symptom of hepatitis, it is also a complication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Liver disease is another fatal complication of hepatitis X. This could potentially lead to abdominal pain, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, chest pain, and an altered bowel habit. (wikipedia.org)
  • illness
  • For some people, hepatitis B is an acute, or short-term, illness but for others, it can become a long-term, chronic infection. (cdc.gov)
  • Better known as Sovaldi, the drug managed to recast hepatitis C from a hard-to-treat illness into an easily managed one that can be cured in just a few months. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Hepatitis A can remain in the stool for several months after the initial illness, especially in babies and younger children. (kidshealth.org)
  • Hepatitis B is a much more severe and longer-lasting disease than hepatitis A. It may occur as an acute disease, or, in about 5 to 10 percent of cases, the illness may become chronic and lead to permanent liver damage. (britannica.com)
  • There has been no specific drug therapy developed for hepatitis, with the exception of hepatitis C. Patients are advised to rest in the early stages of the illness, and to eat small, high-calorie, high-protein meals in order to battle anorexia. (wikipedia.org)
  • hepatic
  • Ischemic hepatitis can be caused by a number of reasons (that lead to low blood pressure) including: Abnormal heart rhythm Heart failure Infection Hypovolemic shock (e.g., due to profuse bleeding) Blood clots (hepatic artery after surgery) The mechanism of ischemic hepatitis depends on the etiopathogenetic origin, be it a cardiomyopathy, cardiac tamponade, trauma, or bleeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • Hepatitis B is common in many other parts of the world as well, so fact sheets in additional languages, including Arabic, Amharic, French, Somali and Swahili are also available. (cdc.gov)
  • Infection around the time of birth or from contact with other people's blood during childhood is the most frequent method by which hepatitis B is acquired in areas where the disease is common . (wikipedia.org)
  • Cirrhosis is more common in those also infected with hepatitis B, schistosoma, or HIV, in alcoholics and in those of male gender. (wikipedia.org)
  • Play media The most common cause of hepatitis is viral. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • It is also recommended that all blood be tested for hepatitis B before transfusion and condoms be used to prevent infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anyone who has ever tested positive for hepatitis B cannot be a blood donor. (kidshealth.org)
  • Ischemic hepatitis, also known as ischemic hepatopathy or shock liver, is a condition defined as an acute liver injury caused by insufficient blood flow (and consequently insufficient oxygen delivery) to the liver. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blood testing usually shows high levels of the liver transaminase enzymes, AST and ALT, which may exceed 10,000 U/L. It has been found that those who suffer from ischemic hepatitis had significant cardiac disease as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • These symptoms, along with a liver biopsy and blood tests, are needed to distinguish biliary atresia from neonatal hepatitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatments
  • When used alongside other drugs it also worked much faster than any other hepatitis C treatments and had both fewer side effects and much higher success rates. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Significant progress has been made in treating and even curing hepatitis C. Older hepatitis C treatments usually required weekly injections, had serious side effects, and often were not effective. (kidshealth.org)
  • Effective treatments for hepatitis C are available but expensive. (wikipedia.org)