Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. The disease can be contracted through unprotected sex, using contaminated needles, or other causes. There are several types of infectious hepatitis – each caused by a different hepatitis virus.
- Hepatitis A can be caused by consuming contaminated water or food.
- Hepatitis B can be contracted through sharing contaminated needles, having unprotected sex, or being exposed to infected blood from another person.
- Hepatitis C can be spread by blood from contaminated needles during drug use or tattooing as well as by having unprotected sex.
This panel verifies immunity to hepatitis A, B and C