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Infectious Diseases

Hepatitis

01/15/2004

Question:

what is the difference in hepatitis a,b, and c?

Answer:

Hepatitis A is transmitted via the feco-oral route and usually resolves.It is caused by the Hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis B is caused by Hepatitis B virus. It is a serious infection that can lead to chronic infection of the liver leading to cirrhosis and end stage liver disease and in some cases cancer of liver.It is usually transmitted via sexual contact. Hepatitis C is caused by the Hepatitis C virus and is transmitted by the blood -borne route.It can also cause cirrhosis of the liver and cancer of the liver over a period of time 

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati