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Persistent Hepatitis Chronic Overview

Another name for Persistent Hepatitis Chronic is Chronic Persistent Hepatitis.

What is chronic persistent hepatitis?
A person with hepatitis has inflammation of the liver. Chronic persistent hepatitis describes longstanding, but mild, inflammation of the liver that does not result in liver failure. Causes include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, alcohol, and drugs.

What are the symptoms of chronic persistent hepatitis?
Symptoms of chronic persistent hepatitis may include abdominal pain, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, fever, jaundice, brown urine, itching, and weight loss.

How does the doctor treat chronic persistent hepatitis?
Treatment for chronic persistent hepatitis depends on underlying cause and includes the avoidance of alcohol, liver disease diet, medications to control nausea, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Some with viral hepatitis may benefit from anti-viral medications.

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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