Digestive System

Accessory Organs

What are the main causes of nonviral hepatitis?

The two main types of nonviral hepatitis are alcoholic hepatitis and toxin/drug-induced hepatitis. Alcoholic hepatitis is the result of excessive drinking and often leads to cirrhosis. The inhalation or ingestion of certain toxins, such as carbon tetrachloride, vinyl chloride, and poisonous mushrooms are causes of hepatitis. Certain drugs including large dosages of the pain reliever acetaminophen may cause hepatitis.


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