The term “Hepatology” is coined by combining two Greek words “hepatikos” and “logia,” which mean liver and study, respectively. Historically, Hepatology was considered as a sub-specialty of gastroenterology. Nowadays, it is emerging as a freestanding specialty, and medical professionals can attain a specialization in this field independently.

Hepatology is a field of medicine that focuses on the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting endocrine organs such as the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas.

In the current scenario, Hepatitis has emerged as a major health problem and has affected millions of people, globally. According to clinical studies, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses are believed to be a major cause of liver cancer.

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