The world Hepatitis day is on July 28th (WHO). The word Hepatitis is derived from Greek word “hepar” means Liver and “titis” means inflammation.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.
Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis.
Do you know? The initial symptoms of hepatitis are like those of flu; fever, joint pain, fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, belly pain, a mild fever, or yellow skin or eyes (jaundice).
Other symptoms include: Dark urine, itchiness, mental state change, internal bleeding, light colored stool. Before visiting a country please check see the health caution/warning of the country and take extra care.
To read more about Hepatitis please visit: www.who.int
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Hepatitis B image: World Health Organization, For more information on Hepatitis please visit www.who.int
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: May 4, 2022