Hepatitis is a disease of the liver caused from a viral infection. Hepatitis may be caused by:
- Blood transfusions
- Sexual transmission
- Contaminated needles
Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver; the most common types include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Patients who only have hepatitis are not treated at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Liver Tumor Center. However, we do treat hepatocellular carcinoma; a cancer that may be caused by hepatitis.
Learn more about hepatitis treatment at Johns Hopkins Medicine.