Hepatitis-jaundice-in-children Krishna Children Hospital Mahesana

Krishna Children Hospital, Mahesana provides treatment of all type of Hepatitis with expert medical care

The word hepatitis simply means an inflammation of the liver without pinpointing a specific cause. Someone with hepatitis may:

  • have one of several disorders, including a viral or bacterial infection of the liver
  • have a liver injury caused by a toxin (poison)
  • have liver damage caused by interruption of the organ’s normal blood supply
  • be experiencing an attack by his or her own immune system through an autoimmune disorder
  • have experienced abdominal trauma in the area of the liver

Hepatitis is most commonly caused by one of three viruses:

  • the hepatitis A virus
  • the hepatitis B virus
  • the hepatitis C virus

In some rare cases, the Epstein Barr virus (which causesmononucleosis) also can result in hepatitis because it can cause liver inflammation. Other viruses and bacteria can cause hepatitis, including hepatitis D and E, chickenpox, and cytomegalovirus (CMV).