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How many types of hepatitis are there?There are five main types of hepatitis that are caused by a virus, A, B, C, D, and E - plus types X and G.Hepatitis A - this is caused by eating infected food or water. The food or water is infected with a virus called HAV (Hepatitis A Virus). Anal-oral contact during sex can also be a cause. Nearly everyone who develops Hepatitis A makes a full recovery - it does not lead to chronic disease.

What It Is

Hepatitis A. Through contaminated food and waterHepatitis B. Through sexual contactHepatitis C. Through contact with infected blood, usually by sharing drug injection needles and syringes



Hepatitis B - this is an STD (sexually transmitted disease). It is caused by the virus HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) and is spread by contact with infected blood, semen, and some other body fluids. You get Hepatitis B by:.Unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person (unprotected sex means without using a condom) Using a syringe that was previously used by an infected person (most commonly happens with drug addicts and people who inject steroids)..Having your skin perforated with unsterilized needles, as might be the case when getting a tattoo, or being accidentally pricked. People who work in health care risk becoming infected by accident in this way. Sharing personal items, such as a toothbrush or razor, with an infected person..A baby can become infected through his mother's milk if she is infected.Being bitten by someone who is infected.

Cure, Treatment, and Symptoms

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis X

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis E



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Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver. The term is often used to refer to a viral infection of the liver.

FatigueLoss of appetiteFeverNausea and vomitingDiarrheaWeight lossAbdominal pain or discomfortAches and painsHeadacheJaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)Darker-colored urineLighter-colored stoolItchingRash

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Hepatitis C - Hepatitis C is usually spread through direct contact with the blood of a person who has the disease. It is caused by the virus HCV (Hepatitis C Virus). The liver can swell and become damaged.Hepatitis D - only a person who is already infected with Hepatitis B can become infected with Hepatitis D. It is caused by the virus HDV (Hepatitis D Virus). Infection is through contact with infected blood, unprotected sex, and perforation of the skin with infected needles. The liver of a person with Hepatitis D swells.Hepatitis E - a person can become infected by drinking water that contains HEV (Hepatitis E Virus). The liver swells but there is no long-term consequence. Infection is also possible through anal-oral sex.Hepatitis X - if a hepatitis cannot be attributed to the viruses of hepatitis A, B, C, D, or E, it is called Hepatitis X. In other words, hepatitis of an unknown virus.Hepatitis G - this is a type of hepatitis caused by the Hepatitis G virus (HGV). Usually there are no symptoms. When there are symptoms they are very mild.


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