Hepatitis, Everything from A to E
What are the consequences of hepatitis?

Hepatitis A often produces fever, however, the disease is generally resolved without any
long-term effects.

Hepatitis B may have a broad range of clinical symptoms including complete recovery for most people, death due to fulminant (severe) hepatitis (in less than 1 percent of the cases), or chronic liver disease which may progress to liver cancer (5 percent to10 percent).

People who acquire hepatitis C stand a 50 percent to 60 percent chance of developing lifelong liver disease.

Hepatitis D, in conjunction with hepatitis B, is the most severe known form of viral hepatitis and generally progresses into chronic active disease or death due to severe hepatitis.

Hepatitis E is among the leading causes of acute viral hepatitis in young to middle-aged adults in developing countries. It has a high mortality rate nearly 20 percent in infected pregnant women.

Complete recovery from any form of hepatitis may take four months or longer Many people say that they are not themselves for years after infection. In certain cases, individuals do not regain their former levels of energy and stamina; sometimes they are forced to take less demanding jobs and discontinue many aspects of their previous lifestyle.