Viral hepatitis is the most common type of hepatitis worldwide where the liver undergoes inflammatory conditions due to a viral infection

Viral hepatitis is the most common type of hepatitis worldwide where the liver undergoes inflammatory conditions due to a viral infection. Viral hepatitis is caused by five different viruses (hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E). Both hepatitis A and hepatitis E behave similarly and share the same etiology which is ingesting food or water contaminated by feces from a person infected with the virus. The latter viral infections are more common in developing countries, and do not turn to chronic hepatitis. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the most widespread liver diseases which occurs as a result of excessive alcohol consumption and it is usually associated with fatty liver, an early stage of ALD that may lead to the progression of fibrosis and end upwith cirrhosis making ALD a major cause of mortality (Torok, 2015). Alcohol abuse negatively affects all organs within the body especially the liver being the body’s first line of defense against toxins. Liver metabolizes any ingested alcohol into less toxic by-products, and converts fat-soluble substances into water-soluble substances for elimination