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  • Disease

    Delta agent (Hepatitis D)

    Hepatitis B is also known as serum hepatitis and is spread through blood and sexual contact.  It is seen with increased frequency among intravenous drug users who share needles and among the homosexual population.  This photograph is an electronmicroscopic image of hepatitis B virus particles.  (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

    Delta agent is a type of virus called hepatitis D. It causes symptoms only in people who also have a infection.

  • Disease

    Diverticulitis

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Diverticulitis is small, bulging sacs or pouches of the inner lining of the intestine (diverticulosis) that become inflamed or infected. Most often, these pouches are in the large intestine (colon).

  • Disease

    Drug-induced diarrhea

    The digestive system organs in the abdominal cavity include the liver, gallbladder, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

    Drug-induced diarrhea is loose, watery stools caused by certain medications. See also:

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    Drug-induced hepatitis

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Drug-induced hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that may occur when you take certain medicines. Other types of hepatitis include:

  • Disease

    Dubin-Johnson syndrome

    The digestive system organs in the abdominal cavity include the liver, gallbladder, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

    Dubin-Johnson syndrome is a disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which a person has mild jaundice throughout life.