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Hepatitis

This is inflammation of the liver, commonly caused by viruses but can have many other causes. Hepatitis B and C are viruses that can cause chronic (long term) inflammation and damage to the liver. These viruses are passed from person to person through body fluids.  For more information about Hepatitis B and C see www.hepfoundation.org.nz
Alcohol can affect the liver and cause inflammation which, if long term, can damage the liver permanently.

This page was last updated at 11:05AM on June 15, 2020.