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    Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. It’s usually the result of a viral infection or liver damage caused by drinking alcohol. Some types will pass without any serious problems, while others can be long-lasting (chronic) and cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), loss of liver function and, in some cases, liver cancer. It often has no noticeable symptoms, rarely you may have muscle and joint pain, a high temperature, loss of appetite, feeling sick and unusually tired all the time. Symptoms usually arise in case of progression to chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis manifesting as jaundice, swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, abdominal distension, confusion, and blood in stools or vomit. It is often possible to detect the hepatitis in early stages and arrest its progression to chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis, by meticulous screening and workup.