Infectious Disease

This image shows a healthy liver (left), a fatty liver (center), and a liver with cirrhosis (right), a common and severe hepatitis complication characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue, and the loss of functional liver cells.

Identifying hepatitis infection

Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver caused by viral infection with hepatitis A, B or C; bacteria or parasites; autoimmune disorders; or from drug overdose or alcohol abuse.Cancer and cancer treatment related causes of hepatitis include liver damage secondary to metastatic disease, chemotherapeutic drug metabolism in the liver, and adverse reactions to specific…

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