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Types of Hepatitis: A, B, and C

What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis?

The most common symptoms for all three types are:

If you have hepatitis B, you may also have achy joints.

See your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms.

Can Hepatitis Be Treated?

If you have hepatitis A, your doctor will carefully see how well your liver is working, but there aren't any treatments to cure it.

There are several drugs that treat long-term hepatitis B, such as:

For hepatitis C, some people improve if they get a combo of the drugs peginterferon alpha and ribavirin. But there are side effects to this treatment, including severe anemia (low red blood cells) and birth defects.

Your doctor may also suggest other drugs for hepatitis C, including:

 

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on July 09, 2014
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