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Hepatitis is a condition in which the liver is inflamed (remember “itis” means inflammation). This inflammation can occur for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the inflammation is acute and the patient has a full recovery. In other cases, the condition is chronic and can even advance to serious liver disease. 

When we think of hepatitis, we generally think of hepatitis caused by a virus, which includes hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Each type is caused by a different virus and transmission varies. Hit play on this episode to get an overview of the different types of viral hepatitis as well as some general information about hepatitis, signs & symptoms, and patient education.

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