Today is World Hepatitis Day 2020

It is World Hepatitis Day today. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that may lead to areas of liver cell or tissue death due to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply. Acute or chronic hepatitis is that which lasts for more than 6 months. It may progress to liver failure, cirrhosis and […]

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Key Points to Note


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. Types of the virus There […]