Glossary for Acute hepatitis in children
Medical terms related to Acute hepatitis in children or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Autoimmune Hepatitis: Liver inflammation caused due to autoimmune processes where the body's immune system attacks the liver.
- Budd chiari syndrome: A disorder where the main vein leaving the liver becomes blocked leading to symptoms such as liver enlargement and fluid buildup in the abdomen. Also called Chiari's syndrome or Rokitansky's disease.
- Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
- Cholecystitis: inflammation of the gall bladder.
- Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
- Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
- Hepatitis in children:
- Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
- Infection: Infections as a symptom.
- Inflammatory symptoms: Symptoms related to inflammation.
- Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
- Liver problems: Any problems that are associated with the livers structure and function
- Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
- Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
- Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Bacterial respiratory infection
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Q fever: A disease caused by Coxiella burnetti which causes fever, headache and muscle pain.
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever: A bacterial disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by ticks. The condition causes fever and a characteristic rash and may be fatal in severe or untreated cases.
- Rubella: A contagious viral infection caused by the Rubella virus which produces a rash and lymph node swelling. It can have serious implication in pregnant women as the virus can be transmitted through the placenta and cause serious fetal defects or even fetal death.
- Secondary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by fever, multiform skin eruptions, iritis, alopecia, mucous patches and severe pain in the head and joints
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Sores: Sores affecting the skin.
- Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Temperature symptoms: Abnormalities of body temperature including fever.
- Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
- Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
- Upper abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the upper abdominal region.
- Varicella -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of Varicella during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Wilson's disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.
- Yellow fever: A viral infection transmitted by mosquito bites which can damage various organs such as the liver, heart, kidney and digestive tract.
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