Knowing the Difference Between Hepatitis A, B and C

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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Hepatitis is a condition that causes inflammation of your liver. Currently, there are an estimated 6 million people living with hepatitis in the United States, and more than 50,000 people are diagnosed with this disease every year. There are three primary types of hepatitis, and while their symptoms can be similar, they vary largely in the ways they’re transmitted. Learning more about each type of hepatitis can help you better understand the condition as a whole.