Hepatitis

Hepatitis

As a Board Certified Hepatologist, Dr. Janecki is highly qualified to treat patients with Hepatitis.

Chronic viral hepatitis is a liver disease caused by infection with a virus. Many viruses can cause this disease. The most common chronic viral hepatitis in the U.S. is called hepatitis C. In the U.S. only, an estimated 19,600 people has died of hepatitis C in 2014. Most people infected with hepatitis C virus do not have any symptoms at the time of infection. The disease progresses slowly and may lead to the gradual destruction of the liver called cirrhosis. Hepatitis B is the second most common cause of chronic viral hepatitis in the U.S. As opposite to hepatitis C, however, hepatitis B usually presents initially as an acute disease with jaundice and abdominal pain. Only a small fraction of patients infected with hepatitis B virus will progress to chronic hepatitis B and liver cirrhosis. Both chronic hepatitis C and B can be successfully treated in many patients. For details concerning causes, symptoms, and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis please click on the links the patient-oriented sites of the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, the American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Liver Foundation.

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