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Counties Manukau Health Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Public Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver)

Hepatitis

This is inflammation of the liver, commonly caused by viruses.  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 view the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand website.
 
Alcohol can affect the liver and cause inflammation which, if long term, can damage the liver permanently.

This page was last updated at 12:13PM on June 28, 2021.