Hepatitis C causes chronic hepatitis. An infected individual may not recall any acute illness. Hepatitis C is spread by exposure to body fluids (needles from drug abusers, contaminated blood, and some forms of sexual contact). Chronic hepatitis C may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer . At present, there is no vaccine against this virus. There is a recommendation to test all people born between 1945 and 1965 for Hepatitis C antibody to identify people who do not know that they have contracted the disease. Newer medications are now available to treat and potentially cure Hepatitis C.
One of the difficulties in diagnosing NASH as the cause of severe scaring or cirrhosis is that as the scaring progresses to cirrhosis, the fat disappears. This results in a condition that is referred to as cryptogenic cirrhosis , cirrhosis in which there is no clear cause. (Specifically, in cryptogenic cirrhosis the two most common causes of cirrhosis - alcohol and viral hepatitis - are not involved.) Cryptogenic cirrhosis has puzzled physicians for many years as to its cause. However, it now appears that half of cryptogenic cirrhosis occurs in patients with obesity and/or diabetes and probably is due to NASH.
Liver cancer is one of the most common and serious life threading causes of spot on liver. The American cancer society is estimates the occurrence of more than twenty four thousand new cases of liver cancer among America in 2011. Chronic viral hepatitis, alcohol abuse, liver cirrhosis, chronic viral hepatitis and iron overload are the major risk factor for the liver cancer, according to national cancer institute. Until the disease reaches at advantage stage, the symptoms of liver cancer do not appear. Regular ultrasound of the liver is done among the people who at high risk for the liver cancer. Liver cancer is mostly responsible for the spots on liver .