Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is the most common preventable cause of liver disease in New Zealand. The hepatitis C virus is carried in blood and can be passed to someone through blood-to-blood contact, such as sharing needles. Read More
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B virus is spread through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. The virus attacks liver cells causing either short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) hepatitis.Read More
In autoimmune hepatitis the body’s immune system attacks the cells of the liver, which causes the liver to become inflamed. A liver biopsy is sometimes required to make the diagnosis and treatment with medication to suppress the inflammation is usually required.