Acute viral hepatitis

Amer Skopic*, Maria H. Sjogren

*Corresponding author for this work

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Acute viral hepatitis is a worldwide infection that results in significant morbidity and mortality, particularly when the infection occurs in adults. Although many viruses can cause hepatitis, the common ones are hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. The initial symptomatology is usually similar. The causative agent can only be diagnosed by serological markers. These viruses have different prevalence in the world and different clinical outcomes; some are conducive to chronic liver disease and some not. Rarely, fulminant hepatitis can result. This chapter discusses each major virus that causes acute viral hepatitis: clinical manifestations, treatment and prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1405191821, 9781405191821
StatePublished - 16 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute hepatitis A
  • Acute hepatitis B
  • Acute hepatitis C
  • Acute hepatitis D
  • Acute hepatitis E
  • Acute viral hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E
  • Viral hepatitis


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