Nursing Care Plans for Hepatitis

Hepatitis is found to be distributed as a large inflammation of the liver that results in degeneration and necrosis of liver cells. Inflammation of the liver can be due to bacterial invasion, injury by physical or toxic chemical agents, viral infections i.e., hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, G, or autoimmune response. Although most hepatitis is self-limiting, approximately 20% of acute hepatitis B and 50% of hepatitis C cases progress to a chronic state or cirrhosis and can be fatal.