Hepatitis is liver inflammation. Inflammation is the swelling that results from damaged or infected body tissues. It can cause liver damage. This inflammation and damage might impair the liver’s functionality. Treatment for hepatitis includes the following:
The goal of care is to preserve the patient’s comfort and nutritional balance, including the replenishment of fluids lost through vomiting and diarrhea. The avoidance of unnecessary medications is essential.
Chronic hepatitis B infection is treatable with medications, including antiviral drugs taken orally. The treatment of cirrhosis can decrease its course, reduce the incidence of liver cancer, and enhance long-term survival.
WHO estimates that between 12 and 25 percent of chronic hepatitis B infection patients will require treatment in 2021, depending on context and eligibility criteria.