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Feb 18, 2021 · Comparison chart Takeaway Hepatitis is a condition that occurs when your liver becomes inflamed. There are several things that can cause hepatitis, including viral infections, autoimmune...
Jul 22, 2022 · Added to Saved items What's the difference between hepatitis A, B, and C? You've probably heard of hepatitis, but do you know the difference between hepatitis A, B, and C? They are all caused by different viruses and, while they have similarities - especially in their symptoms - treatments and preventative measures differ.
Hepatitis A caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) Hepatitis B caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) Hepatitis C caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) How is it spread? HAV is found in the feces (poop) of people with hepatitis A and is usually spread by close personal contact (including sex or living in the same household).
As hepatitis takes hold in the body, the common symptoms include stomach pain, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, achy joints and yellowing of the skin and eyes, also known as jaundice. A, B and C: deciphering the differences
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Incubation period: 15 to 50 days There is no chronic (long-term) infection. Once you have had hepatitis A you cannot get it again. About 15% of people infected with HAV will have prolonged illness or relapsing symptoms over a 6–9 month period. Incubation period: 45 to 160 days, average 90 days