A condition characterised by inflammation of the liver due to hepatitis viruses. They may cause acute hepatitis,
symptomatic or not. The hepatitis B, D, C virus can cause chronic hepatitis. The hepatitis B virus can also give chronic carrier status.
- Hepatitis A and E: orofaecal transmission
- Hepatitis B: sexual, mother to child, transmission by infected body fluids /blood
- Hepatitis C virus: contact with infectious blood (possibly sexual and vertical)
- Hepatitis D: contact with infectious blood, sexual (possibly vertical)