Posts Tagged ‘Infections’

Hepatitis B

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Liver, Stomach conditions

Hepatitis B – Definition

Hepatitis B is a liver disease. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus. Most hepatitis B infections clear up within 1-2 months without treatment. When the infection lasts more than six months, it can develop into chronic hepatitis B, which can lead to:

  • Chronic inflammation of the liver
  • Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver failure
  • Death

Typhoid fever

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Stomach & digestive systems conditions, Stomach conditions

(Enteric Fever)

Typhoid fever – Definition

Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever are serious illnesses caused by Salmonella bacteria. It may be Salmonella typhi or Salmonella paratyphi. Typhoid fever is rare in the United States. It occurs most often in developing countries where sanitation is poor. Typhoid fever can be fatal, especially when not treated.