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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter H


  1. Hepatic Encephalopathy
    Hepatic encephlopathy is a neuropsychological disorder causing chronic or acute liver failure. The liver failure results in an accumulation of toxic substances in the blood and would affect the brain cells, which healthy livers normally remove. Impairment of mental functioning is the main characteristic of hepatic encephalopathy. [read more]

  2. Hepatic Hemangioma
    Hepatic hemangiomas are benign tumors that develop in the liver. They are not cancerous. [read more]

  3. Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease
    Hepatic veno-occlusive disease is a condition in which some of the veins in the liver are blocked. It is sometimes due to a complication of high-dose chemotherapy undergone by a patient prior to a bone marrow transplant. [read more]

  4. Hepatitis
    Hepatitis implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. The condition can be self limiting, healing on its own, or can progress to scarring of the liver tissue. Hepatitis is acute when it lasts not more than 6 months and chronic when it persists longer. A group of viruses known as the hepatitis viruses cause the most cases of liver damage worldwide. [read more]

  5. Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. [read more]

  6. Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. [read more]

  7. Hepatitis C
    Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. [read more]

  8. Hepatitis D
    Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. [read more]

  9. Hepatitis E
    Hepatitis E is a kind of hepatitis in which the virus thrives in contaminated refuse and water. It exhibits almost the same conditions of other kinds of hepatitis. [read more]

  10. Hepatitis non-A (alcoholic hepatitis)
    Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. [read more]

  11. Hepatitis non-A non-B (Hepatitis e,f,g)
    Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. Another potential viral cause of hepatitis has been identified, known as hepatitis G, and is probably spread by blood and sexual contact. However, there is doubt about whether it causes hepatitis, or is just associated with hepatitis, as it does not appear to replicate primarily in the liver. [read more]

  12. Hepatitis non-B (drug-induced hepatitis)
    Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. Drug-induced hepatitis (also called toxic hepatitis) appears in eight in every 10,000 people because the liver reacts abnormally during drug exposure, leading to liver damage. This pathology results to the the liver not being able to function properly and the symptoms can begin to be seen. [read more]

  13. Hepatitis X
    Hepatitis X or “Lost Hepatitis”, is an infectious liver disease usually transmitted via the fecal-oral route. It can be contracted from contaminated food and water. [read more]

  14. Hepatitis, chronic autoimmune
    Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver marked by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. Autoimmune hepatitis is a rarely known cause of chronic hepatitis. Chronic means that the inflammation is long-term or persistent. The chronic inflammation slowly damages the liver cells which results in serious problems. [read more]

  15. Hepatitis, Toxic
    Toxic hepatitis is liver inflammation that occurs when the liver is damaged by toxic chemicals, drugs or certain poisonous mushrooms. [read more]

  16. Hepatoblastoma
    Hepatoblastoma is a rare malignant liver neoplasm arising in infants and children and composed of tissue resembling fetal or mature liver cells or bile ducts. They are generally present with an abdominal mass. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) commonly is heightened but when AFP is not elevated at diagnosis the prognosis is poor. [read more]

  17. Hepatocellular carcinoma
    Hepatocellular carcinoma is a primary malignancy of the liver. Most cases of HCC are secondary to either a viral hepatitide infection or cirrhosis. In countries where hepatitis is not endemic, most of the malignant cancers in the liver are not primary HCC but metastasis of cancer from elsewhere in the body, like the colon. Treatment options of HCC and prognosis depend on many factors but especially on tumor size and staging. [read more]

  18. Hepatocerebral Degeneration
    Hepatocerebral degeneration is an acquired brain defect due to liver damage. When not treated, the disorder can bring about irreversible damages to the whole nervous system. [read more]

  19. Hepatolenticular Degeneration
    Hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive disease that usually features the presence of copper deposits in organs such as the brain, cornea and liver. It is a result of genetic mutations at the ATP7B gene that encodes copper transporting ATPase 2. The disease can cause neurological problems that can lead to liver cirrhosis, ataxia and intellectual degeneration. [read more]

  20. Hepatoma
    Hepatoma is a cancer that affects the liver. It is the most common kind of liver cancer. [read more]



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