Understanding The Importance Of Early Diagnosis And Prevention

World Hepatitis Day 2020: This day tries to create awareness about this serious liver condition. In many cases the disease remains undiscovered. In this article you will understand the need to follow all preventive measures for hepatitis.

World Hepatitis Day, observed on 28 July each year tries to spread awareness about this serious infectious disease. Hepatitis is a disease caused by viral infection which leads to inflammation of the liver. There are five main hepatitis viruses, classified as types A, B, C, D and E. Among them Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can persist for more than 6 months, leading to chronic hepatitis. If the condition is left untreated it can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Dr, Karan Kumar explains the need to follow all preventive measures and early diagnosis.

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