WZW, i.e. viral hepatitis, colloquially called "jaundice", is an infectious disease, caused by hepatotropal viruses (HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV, HGV, TTV). The name for this group of viruses arises from the fact that their primal target in the organism are liver cells, called hepatocytes.
As a result of the infection, liver functions get disordered, because of virus reproduction and immunology response which destroys hepatocytes infected by the virus. Across all types of WZW, pathogenic symptoms are similar, regardless of the specific virus which causes them. Frequent symptoms include: jaundice (as a symptom) and accompanying urine darkening, influenza symptoms (increased body temperature, muscle and joint pains), lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, general organism weakening.
In majority of cases (80%-90%), viral hepatitis develops either with only with few symptoms noticeable or with non-specific course. In case of WZW caused by HBV and HCV viruses, long-term infection may lead to cirrhosis and hepatic carcinoma.
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