Infectious Disease Compendium



Inflammation of the liver.

Epidemiologic Risks

Depends on the etiology, many infections can involve the liver, the main ones being viral.


Brucellosis, Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, Hepatitis E, Herpes simplex virus, Leptospirosis, Lyme disease, Q fever, Syphilis (esp in HIV), Yellow fever at a minimum, the number of infections that can acutely involve the liver is, well, all of them. Just about.

Empiric Therapy

Depends on the infection.


In HIV patients with unexplained increased ALT, chronic Hepatitis E was found in 2.6%, so it wasn't so unexplained, was it?


Do not forget your damn vaccines. Have you had your A? Your B? No? Moron.