Acute viral hepatitis may be caused by a large variety of viruses. The most well known viral causes are hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, G viruses and Epstein-Barr virus.
The clinical manifestations of viral hepatitis are highly variable ranging from a mild asymptomatic presentation - usually - to fulminant, possibly fatal, hepatic failure.
If viral serology is negative, consider other causes of acute hepatitis, for example:
Last reviewed 01/2018