Risk Factors for Viral Hepatitis
by Debra Wood, RN
It is possible to develop viral hepatitis with or without the risk factors listed below. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of developing viral hepatitis. If you have a number of risk factors, ask your doctor what you can do to reduce your risk.
Risk factors for hepatitis vary, depending on the type of hepatitis.
People at Greater Risk
Conditions and Procedures TOP
Conditions and procedures that increase the risk of hepatitis include:
Hepatitis Foundation International website. Available at: http://www.hepfi.org . Accessed January 19, 2011.
What I need to know about Hepatitis B. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hepb_ez/index.htm . Published April 2009. Accessed January 19, 2011.
Last reviewed March 2013 by Daus Mahnke, MD
Last Updated: 3/15/2013