The symptoms of hepatitis include Pain or bloating in the belly area dark urine and pale or clay-colored stools, low fever, itching of skin, Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), nausea and vomiting and weight loss.
Liver biopsy and blood tests to evaluate liver function are conducted to detect hepatitis. In addition specific hepatitis antibodies tests are conducted to find which type it is (Hepatitis A/B/C).
If liver failure occurs then a liver transplantation would be necessary. It is treated with drugs such as lamivudine and adefovir dipivoxil (Hepatitis B) and peginterferon and ribovarin (Hepatitis C).
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