Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitisis named for the virus that causes it; for example,hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause hepatitis.
- Hepatitis A – Acute disease in which patients usually recover, there is a vaccine for prevention
- Hepatitis B – chronic acute disease, which does not pass, and causes problems and complications in the liver. There is a vaccine for prevention
- Hepatitis C – a contagious liver disease that can be mild and transient or chronic and can cause liver damage such as liver cancer.