Friday, November 16

HEPATITIS

VIRAL HEPATITIS

HEPATITIS
Some viruses attack the liver primarily and they are called hepatitis viruses. The hepatitis viruses are of many types such as types A, B, C, D, E, and G. Commonest amongst these are Hepatitis A, B and Hepatitis caused by B and C viruses may lead to chronic hepatitis. Acute viral hepatitis causes symptoms such as fatigue, fever, listlessness, yellowish colouration of the skin called jaundice dark yellow urine and light-coloured stools. However sometimes acute viral hepatitis may cause very few symptoms .Rarely acute viral hepatitis may cause massive damage to the liver leading to fulminant hepatic failure. In chronic viral hepatitis the symptoms are usually  mild and nonspecific .The most common symptoms might just include chronic fatigue and low grade fever .Chronic viral hepati