Associated Conditions for Chronic Hepatitis
Excerpts on associated medical conditions for Chronic Hepatitis:
The most important risk factor for liver
cancer is a chronic infection with the hepatitis
or the hepatitis
virus. These viruses can be passed from person to
person through blood (such as by sharing needles) or sexual
contact. An infant may catch these viruses from an infected
mother. Liver cancer can develop after many years of
infection with the virus. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Liver Cancer: NCI
About associated conditions for Chronic Hepatitis:
Associated conditions are those which appear
statistically related, but do not have
a clear cause or effect relationship.
Whereas the complications
are caused by Chronic Hepatitis,
and underlying causes
may be causes of Chronic Hepatitis,
the following list shows associated conditions
that simply appear with higher frequency in people
who have Chronic Hepatitis.
In some cases, there may be overlap
between this list and risk factors
for Chronic Hepatitis.
People with Chronic Hepatitis may be more likely to
get a condition on the list of associated conditions,
or the reverse may be true, or both.
Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply
coincidentally related to Chronic Hepatitis
is not always clear.
For general information,
see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.