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LiverAtlas Disease IDHuLDi00001
DescriptionYour liver helps your body digest food, store energy and remove poisons. Hepatitis is a swelling of the liver that makes it stop working well. It can lead to scarring, called cirrhosis, or to cancer.Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also lead to hepatitis. In other cases, your body mistakenly attacks its own tissues. You can help prevent some viral forms by getting a vaccine. Sometimes hepatitis goes away by itself. If it does not, it can be treated with drugs. Sometimes hepatitis lasts a lifetime. Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have Loss of appetite, Nausea and vomiting, Diarrhea, Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements, Stomach pain, Jaundice, yellowing of skin and eyes. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019158
Definition1.INFLAMMATION of the LIVER. Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006505
2.inflammation of the liver and liver disease involving degenerative or necrotic alterations of hepatocytes. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019158
3.Disease of the liver causing inflammation. Symptoms include an enlarged liver, fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dark urine. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019158
4.Inflammation of the liver; usually from a viral infection, but sometimes from toxic agents. Xref: UMLS2011AA:CC0019158
5.INFLAMMATION of the LIVER. Xref: UMLS2011AA:C0019158
SynonymHepatitidesEXACT Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006505
HepatitisEXACT Xref: MeSH2011_6_17:D006505
hepatitisEXACT Xref: HumanDO2011_6_18:DOID:2237
Clinical Hepatology,2004.Page 327
Clinical Hepatology,2004.Page 429
Genetics RelationGene/Protein/Pathway