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Hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver. In many cases, it is caused by a viral infection, but hepatitis may also be caused by a severe bacterial infection or a number of toxins or medications. Another rare type of the disease is autoimmune hepatitis. Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the body attacks its own liver cells. Hepatitis can be separated into two subgroups based on how long it lasts -- acute hepatitis (less than 6 months) and chronic hepatitis (more than 6 months).
 
Welcome to the Hepatitis Health Channel by eMedTV. This segment provides in-depth coverage of the various forms of hepatitis, including hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E as well as autoimmune hepatitis. The hundreds of hepatitis articles contained in this health channel explain common symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment options, and more. We also have a Health Channel specifically devoted to hepatitis C. To visit the Hepatitis C Health Channel, click Hepatitis C.
 
Many people begin their eMedTV hepatitis experience by clicking one of the featured hepatitis links located on this page. You can also start with the health topic section on the left side to find a particular topic of interest. If you do not find the hepatitis information that you are looking for in these two locations, use the search box at the top of this page.
 
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