DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for hepatitis

Hepatitis [DOID:2237]

Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) is a medical condition defined by the inflammation of the liver and characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ. The name is from the Greek hepar (ἧπαρ), the root being hepat- (ἡπατ-), meaning liver, and suffix -itis, meaning "inflammation" (c. 1727). The condition can be self-limiting (healing on its own) or can progress to fibrosis (scarring) and cirrhosis.

Synonyms:  hepatitis,  DOID:2237,  acute and subacute liver necrosis,  acute and subacute liver necrosis (disorder),  acute and subacute liver necrosis NOS (disorder) ...