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Diseases » Viral Hepatitis » Summary
 

What is Viral Hepatitis?

What is Viral Hepatitis?

Viral hepatitis is a general name for several forms of hepatitis that are caused by a virus. Viral hepatitis ...more »

  • Viral Hepatitis: hepatitis describes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis may be caused by alcohol, drugs, autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases, and viruses. Viral infection accounts for more than half the cases of acute hepatitis.
  • Viral Hepatitis: hepatitis caused by a virus.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Viral Hepatitis: Introduction

Types of Viral Hepatitis:

Types of Viral Hepatitis:

Broader types of Viral Hepatitis:

How many people get Viral Hepatitis?

Incidence (annual) of Viral Hepatitis: about 452,000 annual cases based on incidence of HepA, HepB, HepC, and HepD (NIDDK 1990-1992)
Incidence Rate of Viral Hepatitis: approx 1 in 601 or 0.17% or 452,000 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis A: 32 to 38 percent of U.S. population that have any history of disease (1991)

Hepatitis B: 4 percent of U.S. population that have any history of disease (1990)
Hepatitis C and D: Not determined (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Incidence of Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis A: 32,000 new cases (1992)
Hepatitis B: 200,000 to 300,000 new cases (1990)
Hepatitis C: 150,000 new cases (1991)
Hepatitis D: 70,000 new cases (1990) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

How serious is Viral Hepatitis?

Prognosis of Viral Hepatitis: The prognosis of viral hepatitis for most patients is good.
Complications of Viral Hepatitis: see complications of Viral Hepatitis
Deaths for Viral Hepatitis: 4,853 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); fewer than 1,000 deaths (NIDDK 1985)

What causes Viral Hepatitis?

Causes of Viral Hepatitis: see causes of Viral Hepatitis

What are the symptoms of Viral Hepatitis?

Symptoms of Viral Hepatitis: see symptoms of Viral Hepatitis

Complications of Viral Hepatitis: see complications of Viral Hepatitis

Can anyone else get Viral Hepatitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Viral Hepatitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Viral Hepatitis

Viral Hepatitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Viral Hepatitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Viral Hepatitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Viral Hepatitis: Hepatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Viral Hepatitis.
Treatments for Viral Hepatitis: see treatments for Viral Hepatitis
Prevention of Viral Hepatitis: see prevention of Viral Hepatitis
Research for Viral Hepatitis: see research for Viral Hepatitis

Society issues for Viral Hepatitis

Hospitalizations for Viral Hepatitis: 33,000 new cases in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Hospitalization statistics for Viral Hepatitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Viral Hepatitis:

  • 0.05% (6,469) of hospital episodes were for viral hepatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultations for viral hepatitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital episodes for viral hepatitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital episodes for viral hepatitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital admissions for viral hepatitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for viral hepatitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitalizations for Viral Hepatitis: 33,000 (1987) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Physician office visits for Viral Hepatitis: 500,000 new cases in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994) Physician office visits for Viral Hepatitis: 500,000 (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Organs Affected by Viral Hepatitis:

Organs and body systems related to Viral Hepatitis include:

Name and Aliases of Viral Hepatitis

Main name of condition: Viral Hepatitis

Other names or spellings for Viral Hepatitis:

hepatitis viruses, hepatitis virus

Viral Hepatitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Viral Hepatitis:

 

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