Glossary for Infectious causes of hepatomegaly
Medical terms related to Infectious causes of hepatomegaly or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Amebiasis: Intestinal inflammation caused by Entamoeba histolytica and often marked by symptoms such as frequent, loose bowel movements that contain blood and mucus. Also called intestinal amebic dysentery.
- Ascariasis: Large intestinal roundworm from 6 to 13 inches.
- Autoimmune disorders -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of autoimmune disorders 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.
- Cholangitis: bile duct inflammation (cholangitis)
- Contagious Diseases: Any disease that can be transferred from person to person
- Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
- Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Histoplasmosis: Lung infection from fungus Histoplasma capsulatum
- Infectious causes of hepatomegaly in children: Infectious causes of hepatomegaly in children refers to a condition in which a child has an enlarged liver caused by an infection.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- 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.
- Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Temperature symptoms: Abnormalities of body temperature including fever.
- Toxocariasis: A parasitic roundworm (Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati) infection that normally occurs in cats and dogs but can be transmitted to humans by ingesting the larvae or eggs. The infection may be asymptomatic or severe and symptoms depend on where the larvae travel to when they migrate through the body.
- Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
- Viral Hepatitis: hepatitis describes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis may be caused by alcohol, drugs, autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases, and viruses. Viral infection accounts for more than half the cases of acute hepatitis.
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