Articles Tagged: autoimmune hepatitis

Hepatitis C and Pregnancy

Hepatitis C and PregnancyHepatitis C is inflammation or swelling of the liver that is caused by a virus. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. There are several types of hepatitis that are caused by specific viruses. Autoimmune hepatitis is not caused by a virus. In this type of hepatitis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks the liver. Hepatitis C transmission is a possibility for anyone whose blood has come in direct contact with the blood of an infected person.

Hepatitis A Vaccine Schedule for Adults

Hepatitis a Vaccine ScheduleHepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver. Hepatitis B and C are also caused by viruses. Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the liver as if it was foreign material. Hepatitis A symptoms usually appear between 2 and 7 weeks after exposure. Some people who have hepatitis A show very few symptoms. Signs of hepatitis A include tiredness, fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, itchy skin, muscle soreness, pain near the liver (under the right rib cage), jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), dark urine, and pale stools.