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an inflammation of the liver that may be caused by several agents, including viruses and toxins. Hepatitis is characterized by jaundice, enlarged liver, fever, fatigue and abnormal liver function tests. Types include hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis), hepatitis B (serum hepatitis), hepatitis C, hepatitis D (delta hepatitis) and hepatitis E. A new form, hepatitis G, has recently been characterized.
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS)-Related Terms
An inflammation of the liver. May be caused by bacterial or viral infection, parasitic infestation, alcohol, drugs, toxins, or transfusion of incompatible blood. Although many cases of hepatitis are not a serious threat to health, the disease can become chronic and can sometimes lead to liver failure and death. There are four major types of viral hepatitis: (1) hepatitis A, caused by infection with the hepatitis A virus, which is spread by fecal-oral contact; (2) hepatitis B, caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is most commonly passed on to a partner during intercourse, especially during anal sex, as well as through sharing of drug needles; (3) non-A, non-B hepatitis, caused by the hepatitis C virus, which appears to be spread through sexual contact as well as through sharing of drug needles (another type of non-A, non-B hepatitis is caused by the hepatitis E virus, principally spread through contaminated water); (4) delta hepatitis, which occurs only in persons who are already infected with HBV and is caused by the HDV virus; most cases of delta hepatitis occur among people who are frequently exposed to blood and blood products such as persons with hemophilia<!-- (see) -->.
Bible DictionaryNCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
[hep-a-TYE-tis]Disease of the liver causing inflammation. Symptoms include an enlarged liver, fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dark urine.
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Bible DictionaryNIDDK Digestive Diseases Dictionary
(heh-puh-TY-tis) Irritation of the liver that sometimes causes permanent damage. Hepatitis may be caused by viruses or by medicines or alcohol. Hepatitis has the following forms:
Hepatitis A A virus most often spread by unclean food and water. Hepatitis B A virus commonly spread by sexual intercourse or blood transfusion, or from mother to newborn at birth. Another way it spreads is by using a needle that was used by an infected person. Hepatitis B is more common and much more easily spread than the AIDS virus and may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis C A virus spread by blood transfusion and possibly by sexual intercourse or sharing needles with infected people. Hepatitis C may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis C used to be called non-A, non-B hepatitis. Hepatitis D (Delta) A virus that occurs mostly in people who take illegal drugs by using needles. Only people who have hepatitis B can get hepatitis D. Hepatitis E A virus spread mostly through unclean water. This type of hepatitis is common in developing countries. It has not occurred in the United States.

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Bible DictionaryHepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Inflammation of the liver, Swollen Liver, liver disease involving degenerative or necrotic alterations of hepatocytes

 

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