Featured Hepatitis Articles
Descriptions of Featured Hepatitis Articles
Hepatitis B is a liver disease that is caused by a virus. This portion of the eMedTV library takes a closer look at this form of hepatitis, including how it is spread, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by a virus. This segment of the eMedTV archives takes an in-depth look at the condition, including transmission methods, the contagious period, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
In a person who has autoimmune hepatitis, the body's immune system attacks liver cells. This part of the eMedTV archives provides information on who this disease affects, its common symptoms, and how it may be diagnosed and treated.
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Getting the hepatitis B vaccine is the best way to prevent the disease. This eMedTV Web page explains who should and shouldn't get the vaccine, as well as the typical vaccination schedule for adults and children.
Viral hepatitis is liver inflammation caused by a virus. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the various forms of hepatitis -- hepatitis A, B, C, D, and others -- including information on treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and more.
Hepatitis B Symptoms
Joint pain, fatigue, and a sore throat are a few hepatitis B symptoms that can occur early in the disease. This eMedTV Web page also explores symptoms of chronic hepatitis B (such as itchy skin and personality changes).
Hepatitis B Virus
As the name implies, the hepatitis B virus is the organism responsible for hepatitis B. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides additional information about this virus, including how it is spread and its possible symptoms and complications.
Hepatitis D is a disease of the liver that can cause joint pain, dark urine, nausea, and other symptoms. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this disease, noting how it's spread and how it can be treated.
Hepatitis A Vaccine
The hepatitis A vaccine is given as a series of two injections and can protect a person for up to 20 years. This eMedTV page offers detailed information on who should and should not receive the vaccine. A sample vaccination schedule is also included.
Hepatitis E, a liver disease most often seen in young-to-middle-aged adults, can cause diarrhea and nausea. This eMedTV page lists other possible symptoms (like fatigue), and also covers the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this disease.
Available by prescription only, telaprevir is used to treat chronic hepatitis C infections. This eMedTV article explains how this medicine works to prevent the virus from multiplying, offers general dosing information, and lists potential side effects.
Hepatitis A Virus
The hepatitis A virus is an RNA virus that causes hepatitis A in humans. As this eMedTV page explains, the virus is often transmitted through a "fecal-oral route." Possible symptoms and the likelihood of contracting the disease are also discussed.
Life Expectancy With Autoimmune Hepatitis
This page on the eMedTV site discusses some factors that can affect life expectancy with autoimmune hepatitis (such as how well a person does with medicines), as well as the information a doctor will use to arrive at an autoimmune hepatitis prognosis.
Hepatitis A Symptoms
Typical hepatitis A symptoms include jaundice, lack of appetite, and fever, but not everyone has them. This eMedTV page lists more signs and symptoms of hepatitis A and explains factors that affect whether symptoms appear.