What is hepatitis?

Hepatitis is a bacterial infection that causes the liver to swell and become inflamed. Hepatitis A, B, or C is a viral infection caused by the Hepatitis A, B, or C virus. Acute hepatitis and Chronic hepatitis are the two forms of hepatitis.

Acute hepatitis is brought about by a new or previous infection. It is normally short-lived and does not damage the liver permanently.

Chronic hepatitis, on the other hand, is a more chronic condition that can result in irreversible liver damage.

Hepatitis D and Hepatitis E are two other hepatic diseases that have been discovered. Hepatitis, in either manner, progresses over a number of steps, causing gradual liver damage.