Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver. Most cases of hepatitis are caused by viral infections. Hepatitis viruses are of three types, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. Infection induced by hepatitis B and C viruses are critical in nature. The symptoms of hepatitis B and C include jaundice, dark colored urine, light colored stool, fever and flu-like symptoms. The symptoms of chronic viral hepatitis are usually nonspecific and difficult to detect. Blood transfusion is also a rare cause of viral hepatitis.
HOW IS VIRAL HEPATITIS DIAGNOSED?
The risk-factor is more for people who are health care professionals, people who have multiple sexual partners and people with hemophilia.