Hepatitis is a potentially dangerous liver inflammation that is well-known because many people get it at some time in their lives. Most people develop hepatitis from a viral infection, but certain medications, toxins, or alcohol can also trigger it. It is common for viral hepatitis to resolve on its own, though this is not always the case, and the infection can also progress. Doctors divide the illness into five types, indicated by letters, but A, B, and C are the most common varieties.
People with hepatitis often do not present with any obvious symptoms. When they do, stomach pain is the most commonly recorded complaint. Individuals may also experience a significant loss of appetite, general sickness, and itchy skin. Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, may also develop.
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