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Is there is any difference between leptospirosis and viral hepatitis?

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Dr. John Fung
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria, leptospira bacteria.
It can cause liver disease in humans, but usually is a manifestation of a systemic involvement with other injury to kidneys and lungs (then called weil's syndrome). Treatment is to make the right diagnosis and use of antibiotics. Viral hepatitis is caused by a variety of viruses and treatment depends on the type of virus and chronicity.

In brief: Yes

Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria, leptospira bacteria.
It can cause liver disease in humans, but usually is a manifestation of a systemic involvement with other injury to kidneys and lungs (then called weil's syndrome). Treatment is to make the right diagnosis and use of antibiotics. Viral hepatitis is caused by a variety of viruses and treatment depends on the type of virus and chronicity.
Dr. John Fung
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes

Completely different.
Leptospirosis is caused by a spirochete where as hepatis a, b, c, d, e are all viruses.

In brief: Yes

Completely different.
Leptospirosis is caused by a spirochete where as hepatis a, b, c, d, e are all viruses.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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