Hepatitisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/Hepatitis_Infections_Teen_enHD_1.jpgHepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Most cases are caused by a virus — either hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C — all of which can be passed to others by someone who is infected. hepatitis, hav, hbv, hcv, infectious hepatitis, serum hepatitis, stds, std, body piercing, tattoos, tattoo, tattooing, liver, loss of appetite, jaundice, vomiting, nausea, tea-colored urine, clay-colored stools, white poop, bowel movements, pee, color of urine, color of bowel movements, inflammation of the liver, inflamed liver, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, unsanitary living conditions, hbv-infected mothers, sexual activity, viral hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, cirrhosis, cirosis, cirhosis, sirosis, cirrhosis of the liver, drinking, alcohol, beer, wine, liquor, liver transplants, transfusion, transfusions, blood transfusions, blood transfusion, acupuncture, needs, shared needles, sharing needles, CD1Infectious Disease, CD1Hepatology03/22/200008/08/201709/02/2019Jolanda M. Denham, MD08/01/20177c50e331-b71a-4410-8b0c-fc7f7fff6206https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis.html/<h3>What Is Hepatitis?</h3> <p>Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The liver, in the right side of the abdomen, is an important organ that processes nutrients, metabolizes medicines, and helps clear toxins from the body.</p> <p>Most cases of hepatitis are caused by a virus. The three most common hepatitis viruses are <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-a.html/"><strong>hepatitis A</strong></a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-b.html/"><strong>hepatitis B</strong></a>, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-c.html/"><strong>hepatitis C</strong></a>. (Hepatitis viruses D and E are rare in the United States.)</p> <p>Hepatitis that's not caused by a virus can happen from things such as:</p> <ul> <li>a bacterial infection</li> <li>liver injury caused by a toxin (poison)</li> <li>liver damage caused by interruption of the organ's normal blood supply</li> <li>liver damage caused by interruption of the flow of bile through the liver</li> <li>abdominal trauma in the area of the liver</li> <li>an attack on the liver by the body's own <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immune.html/">immune system</a> (called autoimmune hepatitis)</li> <li>a problem with the liver itself</li> </ul> <h3>What Is Hepatitis A?</h3> <p>Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is contagious, usually spreading to others through food, drink, or objects contaminated by feces (poop) containing HAV. The <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepa-vaccine.html/"><strong>hepatitis A vaccine</strong></a> has helped to make the infection rare in the United States and other developed countries.</p> <p>Although a hepatitis A infection can cause severe symptoms, unlike some other hepatitis viruses, it rarely leads to long-lasting liver damage. People who have recovered from a hepatitis A infection have immunity to the virus and won't get it again.</p> <p>Read more about <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-a.html/"><strong>hepatitis A</strong></a>.</p> <h3>What Is Hepatitis B?</h3> <p>Hepatitis B is a more serious infection. It can lead to cirrhosis (permanent scarring) of the liver, liver failure, or liver cancer, causing severe illness and even death.</p> <p>Hepatitis B virus (HBV) spreads from person to person through blood or other body fluids. In the United States, this most commonly happens through unprotected sex with someone who has the disease or from injecting drugs with shared needles that aren't sterilized. It also can be passed from an infected mother to her unborn baby.</p> <p>The <strong><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepb-vaccine.html/">hepatitis B vaccine</a></strong> is approved for people of all ages to prevent HBV infection.</p> <p>Read more about <strong><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-b.html/">hepatitis B</a></strong>.</p> <h3>What Is Hepatitis C?</h3> <p>Like hepatitis B, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads from person to person through blood or other body fluids, and can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The most common way people become infected is by sharing drug paraphernalia such as needles and straws. People also can get hepatitis C from unprotected sex with an infected partner.&nbsp;And it can be passed from an infected mother to her unborn baby.</p> <p>Hepatitis C is the most serious type of hepatitis. It's now one of the most common reasons for liver transplants in adults. Scientists have been trying for decades to develop a hepatitis C vaccine, but none has been successful yet. Fortunately, medicines can now treat people with hepatitis C and cure them in most cases.</p> <p>Read more about <strong><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-c.html/">hepatitis C</a></strong>.</p>HepatitisLa palabra "hepatitis" significa, simplemente, inflamación del hígado, sin apuntar a ninguna causa específica.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/hepatitis-esp.html/a320fe8f-3e66-42ea-ae03-cb8928adf4b4
Blood Test: Hepatic (Liver) Function PanelLiver function tests can help doctors see if the liver has been damaged. They also can help diagnose infections and monitor medications that can cause liver-related side effects.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/labtest6.html/9e5113bf-7bd7-4a50-91b8-c8bc1cac7161
Blood Test: Liver Function TestsIf your liver isn't working properly, it can affect your overall health. Find out why doctors do liver function tests and what's involved for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/test-liver-function.html/12488ec3-75a0-4ee2-b2b7-ff34407345d0
Blood TransfusionsAbout 5 million people a year get blood transfusions in the United States. This article explains why people need them and who donates the blood used.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/transfusions.html/e62b4115-02ec-45e0-bab3-ab6097ba1f4d
Can I Donate Blood After Having Hepatitis B?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/blood-hepatitis.html/e4bc0710-5540-4d4d-9027-0d3082eeaba0
Hand Washing: Why It's So ImportantDid you know that the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands? If you don't wash your hands frequently, you can pick up germs from other sources and then infect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/handwashing.html/83630582-a0c6-4b77-97f9-6b26970fd4af
HepatitisIt's sneaky, it's silent, and it can permanently harm your liver. Read this article for more information on hepatitis.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/hepatitis.html/d7183893-e634-4b51-af40-be9f756a3c9b
Hepatitis AHepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The hepatitis A vaccine has helped to make the infection rare in the United States.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hepatitis-a.html/45e37839-2a9c-4111-826f-3f5f1feca52c
Hepatitis BHepatitis B virus (HBV) spreads from person to person through blood or other body fluids. A vaccine is approved for people of all ages to prevent HBV infection. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-b.html/fb5c3bce-00aa-4e81-afc3-32a363a237fa
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B can move from one person to another through blood and other body fluids. For this reason, people usually get it through unprotected sex or by sharing needles.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-hepatitis.html/e5fcf561-94c5-464c-943e-cdb2fb1e6552
Hepatitis CThe hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through blood or other body fluids, and can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The most common way people become infected is by sharing drug paraphernalia.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepatitis-c.html/c9a7fdcd-8149-42d7-bfd5-5494976324d5
ImmunizationsMissing out on shots puts you at more serious risk than you might think. That one little "ouch" moment protects you from some major health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/immunizations.html/43c9c971-c202-4a84-af31-70a2a42c3a36
When Your Child Needs a Liver TransplantIf your child needs a liver transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, most kids who have liver transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/liver-transplant.html/74340ca2-6b5b-4b7e-85f5-4db45aee1e9a
Your Child's ImmunizationsImmunizations protect kids from many dangerous diseases. Find out what vaccines your child needs to grow up healthy.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vaccine.html/b06a1e85-c797-4b31-bd74-814841e4cb8b
Your Child's Immunizations: Hepatitis A Vaccine (HepA)Find out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepa-vaccine.html/32d5baae-5b91-4b1a-99e3-060791bcf7de
Your Child's Immunizations: Hepatitis B Vaccine (HepB)Find out when and why your child needs this vaccine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hepb-vaccine.html/31449e00-2867-4201-8952-5fd19ae3ac05
kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-gastroenterologykh:clinicalDesignation-infectiousDiseasekh:genre-articlekh:primaryClinicalDesignation-gastroenterologyBacterial & Viral Infectionshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/infections/bacterial-viral/401507d2-7822-44aa-8109-e54dc4c18e61