Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, acute or chronic and it’s the most acute liver disease symptom. The liver is a unique organ. It is the only organ that will regenerate and can also be completely regenerated.
In other organs, like heart, diseased tissue is replaced with a scar, as well as those of the skin. The liver has the capacity to replace diseased cells with new cells. Long-term complications of liver disease occur when regeneration is either incomplete, or prevented the appearance of scar tissue. This situation occurs when, aggressive agents such as viruses, drugs, alcoholic beverages, etc., continue to attack the liver and prevents complete regeneration. Once scar tissue appeared reversibility of this process is very difficult to obtain.
A disease characterized by the appearance in large amount of scar tissue is liver cirrhosis. End-stage cirrhosis is liver disease, usually followed by the appearance of liver disease symptoms and complications.
Types of complications
Acute hepatitis – that evolve in less than 3 months
Of hepatitis (epidemic hepatitis)
– Chronic hepatitis
Chronic hepatitis c
– Hepatitis toxic drug:
– Autoimmune Hepatitis
Symptoms and signs
They are unsteady and of variable intensity. Some are common to all hepatitis: jaundice, dark urine, discolored stools, nausea, liver sensitive to touch. Others are depending on the cause: in case of flu-like viral hepatitis (intense fatigue, headache and joint pain) hard and enlarged liver with signs of alcoholic impregnation (weaken skin, leg pain, tingling, etc.) in case of alcoholic hepatitis.
Diagnosis is confirmed by blood sampling, which often show a significant increase of transmissive (liver enzyme), and transitory evidence of acute destruction of liver cells, and diversion of conjugated bilirubin (a product of hemoglobin by binding to albumin in livers) and alkaline phosphatase, biological evidence of jaundice. Also, still looking in the blood, especially blood clotting factors level, among which many are drawn up by the liver, signs of hepatocellular failure in order to assess the attractiveness of hepatitis on liver function. Studies orientate, to the cause of hepatitis (presence of antiviral antibodies, for example).
Evolution and treatment
Evolution is related largely because, by land and immune status before liver hepatitis have occurred.
– Viral hepatitis spontaneously evolving favorably in most cases without sequel
– Alcoholic hepatitis can require patient transfer to intensive care when there are associated signs of liver failure (bleeding with blood clotting disorders, encephalopathy), the prognosis is related mainly to stop alcohol poisoning.
– Hepatitis drug therapy regresses to stop impugned, but sometimes it happens slowly.
– Medical hepatitis usually heal rapidly after appropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Chronic hepatitis Hepatitis A is called chronic when it evolves over a period exceeding six months. Sensitive cases are those of acute hepatitis. Symptoms of acute hepatitis are found more or less important (abdominal pain, jaundice, fatigue) in chronic hepatitis.
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