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Types of Viral Hepatitis

December 02, 2012  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 12   Category: Health  Earning $0.25   Views: 427

Viral hepatitis is infection or inflammation of liver caused by virus. There are different types of viral hepatitis caused by different types of viruses.


Viral hepatitis is infection or inflammation of liver caused by virus. There are different types of viral hepatitis caused by different types of viruses. The important ones are as follow-

1. Hepatitis A.

2. Hepatitis B.

3. Delta hepatitis.

4. Hepatitis C.

5. Hepatitis E.

1. Hepatitis A-
Hepatitis A is caused by hepatitis A virus. Incubation period of hepatitis A is thirty days that is symptoms and signs take time of thirty days to develop in full form from the first day of infection. It spreads from the hepatitis A infected person. Children are affected most. Poor hygiene facilitates the spread of disease.

2. Hepatitis B-
Hepatitis B is caused by hepatitis B virus. Incubation period of hepatitis B is about 90 days that is sixty days more than the hepatitis A which has incubation period of only thirty days. Infection spreads from the people suffering from acute hepatitis, asymptomatic carriers or from persons with chronic liver disease.

3. Delta hepatitis-
Delta hepatitis is one of the types of viral hepatitis which is caused by hepatitis D virus. Hepatitis D infection can occur simultaneously with hepatitis B infection also known as co-infection. Hepatitis D infection can occur to a person who is already a chronic carrier of hepatitis B virus.

4. Hepatitis C-
Hepatitis C is caused by hepatitis C virus, incubation period of hepatitis C is fifty days.

5. Hepatitis E-
Hepatitis E is one of the types of viral hepatitis which is caused by hepatitis E virus. Incubation period of hepatitis E is forty days. It commonly occurs from contaminated water which is usually common in monsoon season.


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