How many types of hepatitis? You may hear a lot of types of liver problems and maybe the most you hear is hepatitis A, B, C or others. Actually, there are five types hepatitis are common to see, namely, hepatitis A, B, C, D, E. and all of them are viral.
It is caused by hepatitis A virus. It is can spread by sharing foods or water with a person who are attacked by hepatitis A.
It is caused by infectious body fluids, concluding blood, semen, vaginal secretions, containing the hepatitis B virus. Besides, injection drug use, having sex with infected person or sharing razors with diagnosed patients also can make you at a high risk to get this disease.
Hepatitis C comes from the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is transmitted through direct contact with infected body fluids, typically through injection drug use and sexual contact.
Hepatitis D is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV). It spreads via direct contact with infected blood. Hepatitis D is a rare form of hepatitis that only occurs in conjunction with hepatitis B infection.
Hepatitis E is a waterborne disease caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV). Hepatitis E is mainly found in areas with poor sanitation and typically results from ingesting fecal matter that contaminates the water supply.
Hepatitis A is always an acute, short-term disease, while hepatitis B, C, and D are most likely to become ongoing and chronic. Hepatitis E is usually acute but can be particularly dangerous in pregnant women.
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