One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A disease characterized by inflammation of the liver.
- ‘Sewage can carry cholera, typhoid, hepatitis and dysentery, all of which start with acute diarrhoea.’
- ‘Humoral autoimmune mechanisms are said to be the connecting link between arthritis and hepatitis.’
- ‘Programmes to control leprosy, hepatitis and dengue fever are vividly shown.’
- ‘All subjects with history of chronic liver disease or any other known cause of hepatitis were excluded from the study.’
- ‘Among the most prevalent liver diseases in this group are hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis.’
- ‘Death from acute viral hepatitis is usually due to the development of fulminant hepatitis.’
- ‘Autoimmune hepatitis is a relatively uncommon disease that mainly affects young women.’
- ‘In viral and autoimmune hepatitis, the collapse is recognized as bridging necrosis.’
- ‘Myocarditis, pancreatitis, and hepatitis have also been described occasionally in severe infections.’
- ‘Patients who are recognised to have a higher risk for bloodborne viruses may be offered screening for hepatitis and HIV.’
- ‘The only known serious adverse effects of statins are rhabdomyolysis and liver failure from hepatitis.’
- ‘There were demands for asylum seekers to be forcibly tested for HIV and hepatitis.’
- ‘Sharing needles increases the risk of contracting serious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.’
- ‘The same problem can occur in patients with the other liver diseases such as viral hepatitis.’
- ‘The non-neoplastic liver showed mild fibrosis without signs of cirrhosis or hepatitis.’
- ‘The incidence of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, hepatitis, Weil's disease etc are on the rise.’
- ‘Complications of systemic infection include pneumonia, encephalitis, and hepatitis.’
- ‘Precautions should be taken against cholera, hepatitis, typhoid and polio throughout the region.’
- ‘Viral hepatitis is the major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide.’
- ‘If a human who has hepatitis or HIV bites you, there is a small risk you may be infected.’
Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek hēpar, hēpat- ‘liver’ + -itis.
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