six different viruses
It would seem that we already know enough about this scourge – hepatitis. And whoever is warned is armed. But it turns out that we know far from everything. Hepatologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences Vladimir Sergeytsev told MedPulse readers seven little-known, but interesting and important facts about this common and in many cases dangerous disease.
There are more than eight types of hepatitis.
Hepatitis is not always an infectious disease. A person can get hepatitis without getting infected from anyone. The fact is that, in addition to viral, there is autoimmune and toxic hepatitis. In the first case, the liver is attacked by the human immune system (the causes of such aggression are unknown). In toxic hepatitis, some drugs (overdose of paracetamol, amoxicillin and potassium clavulanate), industrial chemicals and alcohol affect the liver. The liver of 20 percent of alcoholics sooner or later is under attack. As a result of these effects, inflammation of the liver occurs. Continue reading