Hepatitis

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue. Some people or animals with hepatitis have no symptoms, whereas others develop yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes,... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Infectious disease, gastroenterology, hepatology
  • Symptoms:  Yellowish skin, poor appetite, abdominal pain
  • Duration:  Short term or long term
  • Causes:  Viruses, alcohol, toxins, autoimmune
  • Prevention:  Vaccination (for viral hepatitis), avoiding excessive alcohol
  • Treatment:  Medication, liver transplant
  • Frequency:  > 500 million cases
  • Deaths:  > One million a year
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo