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What is chronic hepatitis?

Inflammation of the liver and/or liver enzyme abnormalities that lasts for more than six months. Consequences of chronic hepatitis may include scarring or cirrhosis and its complications, liver failure, liver cancer, or bleeding disorders. It is often caused by viruses like hepatitis B and C. Other causes include chronic alcohol use, fatty liver disease, and autoimmune diseases (body's immune system attacking itself).

Symptoms of chronic hepatitis

  • Taking medication for high cholesterol

  • History of liver problems

  • Joint pain even when resting

  • Skin or eyes turning yellow

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Joint pain

  • Problems with liver function on the latest blood test

  • Stomach feels bloated

Questions your doctor may ask to check for chronic hepatitis

  • Are you taking cholesterol-lowering medications?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with liver problems?

  • Are your eyes or skin turning yellow?

  • Do you have any swelling in your body?

  • Do you have joint pain?

Treatment for chronic hepatitis

Treatment depends on the cause of hepatitis. Some causes are treated with antiviral medicines, while others require immune-suppressing medications. Regular medical follow-up is advised to monitor.

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References

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  • Batts KP, Ludwig J. Chronic hepatitis. An update on terminology and reporting. Am J Surg Pathol. 1995 Dec;19(12):1409-17. doi: 10.1097/00000478-199512000-00007. PMID: 7503362.

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    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195561616301589?via%3Dihub

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  • American College of Gastroenterology

    https://gi.org/topics/viral-hepatitis/

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Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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