Liver disease: viral hepatitis

Liver disease: viral hepatitis

types of hepatitis
From this pharmacy CPD module on viral hepatitis you will learn:
  • What can cause liver disease
  • The different types of hepatitis that exist and how they are diagnosed and treated
  • Who is susceptible to the various types of hepatitis
  • The pharmacist's role in helping patients manage their hepatitis

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Liver disease is the fifth leading cause of death in the UK, killing more people than road deaths and diabetes combined. It is estimated that at any one time, there are around two million people with a liver problem.

Liver disease can be the result of:

  • drug-use (illicit or prescribed)
  • infection
  • alcohol use
  • lifestyle factors
  • genetics.

Signs and symptoms of liver disease occur at various stages. Some occur at the acute stage, while others do not appear

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