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What organism causes hepatitis?

What organism causes hepatitis?

Most commonly: A virus. But hepatitis is a generic term meaning inflammation of the liver. This ca have both infectious ads well as non infectious causes. ...Read more

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Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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What's the most common organism that causes pneumonia?

What's the most common organism that causes pneumonia?

Strep. pneumoniae: This bacteria accounts for about 45% of community acquired pneumonia. There is an effective vaccine against it which should be given to people with lung disease, diabetes and cardiac disease and anyone over 65. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

There are many: Tuberculosis from tubercle bacillus: Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease from the spirochete bacillus called treponema pallidum, tertiary syphilis can be very complex affecting all parts of the body. Schistosomiasis or bilharzia caused by parasitic worms: Malaria caused by the parasitic Plasmodium falciparum & spread by mosquitos. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name of the organism that causes herpes?

Cause of herpes is: Herpes simplex virus. Can be type one (usually mouth/lips) or type two (usually genital). There is also herpes zoster, the cause of shingles (the same virus that causes chickenpox). There are other members of the herpesvirus family: http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/doctor/human-herpes-viruses.Htm. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more