Viral Hepatitis

Specialty of Gastroenterology

Hepatitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the liver and, consequently, causes it to malfunction. Hepatitis can be caused by immune cells in the body attacking the liver, virus infections, including six designated types are known: A, B, C, D, E and G; Liver damage from excess alcohol or toxic and, finally, because of overdose of drugs such as paracetamol. Evolution and complications of the disease are different in each case. The main symptoms of hepatitis are fatigue, pizazón, dark urine and clay-colored stools or pale, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, high fever and headaches, sore throat and cough. This is followed by a diffuse pain in the liver area and a color change to yellow skin.

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