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Glossary for Viral Hepatitis

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Alcoholic liver disease: Alcoholic liver disease is the major cause of liver disease in Western countries, (in Asian countries, viral hepatitis is the major cause). It arises from the excessive ingestion of alcohol.
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis: Liver inflammation caused due to autoimmune processes where the body's immune system attacks the liver.
  • Chronic Hepatitis: Chronic hepatitis is defined as inflammatory disease of the liver lasting for more than six months.
  • Chronic Hepatitis B: Chronic form of HepB liver infection.
  • Chronic Hepatitis C: Chronic form of Hepatitis C viral liver infection.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
  • Hepatitis A: Contagious viral infection of the liver
  • Hepatitis B: Viral liver infection spread by sex or body fluids.
  • Hepatitis C: Viral liver infection spread by blood.
  • Hepatitis D: Viral liver infection occurring in association with HepB.
  • Hepatitis E: Viral liver infection.
  • Hepatitis G: A type of hepatitis caused by HGV (hepatitis G virus). The condition is usually asymptomatic and causes mild disease in others.
  • Hepatitis Virus -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of the hepatitis virus 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.
  • Hepatitis X: Hepatitis infection by an unknown virus not classified as HepA/B/C/D/E.
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Mild fever: The occurance of a fever but in a mild form
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • Muscle aches: Aches affecting one or more muscles
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Q fever: A disease caused by Coxiella burnetti which causes fever, headache and muscle pain.
  • Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
  • Vague symptoms: Vague, unclear, mild or non-specific symptoms
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia: Immune deficiency from lack of antibodies.
  • 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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