Difference between Hepatitis A, B, C, D AND E
Hepatitis is a viral infection that leads to the swelling of the liver. Transmission of hepatitis A is through consuming foods prepared by infected people, who don’t wash their hands, utilization of virus invaded water that has not been treated, and through body contacts like sex with hepatitis A patients.
Some of the symptoms used to identify patients of hepatitis A include: stomach upsets/pains, high fever, lack of appetite, yellowing of eyes and urine, among others. Hepatitis A is curable without necessarily getting medical attention. However when symptoms worsen, patients seek medical attention.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection just as hepatitis A. It can be chronic or recent depending on individual infection. It can be transmitted at birth if the mother is infected of hepatitis B, living with someone infected with hepatitis B, having sex with an infected person, taking medicine that deactivated the immune system of the body, administering illegal drugs and substances into the body. Hepatitis B needs no medication unless it gets chronic.
Hepatitis D is a virus that causes symptoms in hepatitis B infected people. Means of transmission include: anal sex, being a carrier of hepatitis B, mother-child transfer, and blood transfusions. Symptoms of this infection are similar to those of hepatitis A and B but include jaundice and joint pains.
Lastly, Hepatitis E is a viral infection whose causes include; too much alcohol consumption; body injuries; immune system failure and side effects of drugs. Transmission and treatment is same as of hepatitis A and B.