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Hepatitis
Hepatitis is a term meaning inflammation of the liver and is the result of injury to the liver associated with an influx of inflammatory cells. The liver is a large vital organ in the upper abdomen, and the importance of hepatitis comes from the disease's ability to disrupt normal functioning of the liver. There are several different forms of hepatitis, with a range of causes, severities, and time spans. The condition can be self-limiting, healing on its own, or can progress to scarring of the liver. Hepatitis is acute when it lasts less than six months and chronic when it persists longer. A group of viruses known as the hepatitis viruses cause most cases of liver damage worldwide. Hepatitis can also be due to toxins (notably alcohol), other infections or from autoimmune process. It may run a subclinical course when the affected person may not feel ill. The patient becomes unwell and symptomatic when the disease impairs liver functions that include, among other things, removal of harmful substances, regulation of blood composition, and production of bile to help digestion.


 
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