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Viral Hepatitis and Other Liver Diseases

Viral hepatitis is a disease of the liver caused by a viral infection. The virus may be transmitted by:

  • Blood transfusions
  • Sexual contact
  • Contaminated needles

The most common types of chronic viral hepatitis are:

Patients who have viral hepatitis are not necessarily treated at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Liver Tumor Center. However, we do treat hepatocellular carcinoma, a cancer that may be caused by chronic viral hepatitis.

Learn more about hepatitis treatment at Johns Hopkins Medicine.