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Hepatitis

Hepatitis in simple terms is inflammation or swelling of liver. These results in damage/death of liver cells or hepatocytes.

Hepatitis can be of two types

Acute Hepatitis: This Acute Hepatitis is defined as a person having an acute illness of <15 days duration with a discrete onset of any sign or symptom (e.g., fever, headache, malaise, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain) and either a) jaundice or b) elevated serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels > 100 IU/L documented at least twice at a 1-week interval without any history of pre-existing liver disease. Patients who developed encephalopathy after the onset of icterus were considered to have acute hepatic failure.

Chronic Hepatitis: This type of hepatitis is long standing and has been present for more than 6 months.

Viral hepatitis has been recognized as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organization (WHO) with over 52 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country. This is placing a huge disease, social and economic burden on the affected families as well as the health system. Nearly 119,000 cases of all cause viral hepatitis were reported in India in 2012. The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme of the NCDC received notification of 290,000 cases of acute viral hepatitis in 2013.

It can be due to various reasons

  • Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.
  • Drug Induced: Acetaminophen, paracetamol, Anti tubercular drugs, Anti TB medicines, Methotrexate(commoly used for skin disorders like Psoriasis)
  • Chemicals/ others: Ethylene glycol, dyes etc
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Dr. Ushast Dhir

Department of Liver Transplant and Surgical Gastroenterology Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

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