Hepatitis disease : Introduction and types of hepatitis

Hepatitis disease :-

  • Hepatitis disease is also known as inflammation of the liver and viral hepatitis means there is a particular virus that is causing your liver to inflame.

Introduction hepatitis disease :-

  • Liver is most sensitive part of our human body.
  • Liver is present in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen.
  • There are different functions of liver such as cleans the blood, regulates to hormones and helps with blood clotting.
  • Also produce important proteins and bile.
  • Maintain blood sugar levels in the human body.
  • Autoimmune hepatitis disaese is a diseases that appear when human body produce against your liver tissue.

    Hepatitis disease
    Hepatitis disease

Types of viral hepatitis disease:-

  • Viral hepatitis disease classified in five types.
  1. Hepatitis A
  2. Hepatitis B
  3. Hepatitis C
  4. Hepatitis D
  5. Hepatitis E


  1. Hepatitis A :-

  • Hepatitis type A virus belongs to the picornaviridae.
  • Hepatitis infection is caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV).
  • Hepatitis A virus is normally transmitted by consuming food or contaminated water by faces from a person infected with hepatitis A virus.
  1. Hepatitis B :-

  • Hepatitis type B virus belongs to the hepadnaviridae.
  • Hepatitis B virus transmitted by infectious body fluids such as vaginal secretions or semen and ¬†blood.
  • Also transmitted by reuse of injection drug, having sex with an infected partner.
  • Sharing razor blades are also big reason of infection.
  • 350 million peoples are lived with this chronic disease.
  1. Hepatitis C :-

  • Hepatitis C virus is belongs to the flaviviridae.
  • Virus of hepatitis C is transmitted through direct contact with infected body fluids.
  • Normally infection comes through reuse of injection drug and sexual contact.
  • Hepatitis C is also known as blood-borne disease.
  1. Hepatitis D :-

  • Hepatitis D virus is belongs to the viroids.
  • Hepatitis D is also known as Delta hepatitis.
  • Virus of this virus is transmitted through conjunction with hepatitis B infection.
  • Hepatitis D virus have required hepatitis B virus for the infection.
  1. Hepatitis E :-

  • Hepatitis E is one type of water-borne diseases.
  • Hepatitis E disease is normally caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV).
  • This virus is normally found in the contaminated water.
  • Hepatitis E disease is most common diseases in united state of America (USA).

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