Causes of Hepatitides
There are also several different causes of hepatitis besides the aforementioned virus induced hepatitides. Other viruses that can cause hepatitis include herpes, Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalovirus, Yellow Fever and several strains of the adenovirus. Hepatitis can also be caused by toxoplasmosis, leptospirosis, rocky mountain spotted fever, or Q fever. Excessive alcohol intake as seen in alcoholics can cause hepatitis. Toxins such as carbon tetrachloride or amanita toxin from mushrooms can lead to hepatitis. Certain drugs such as amoxycillin, minocycline and antituberculosis medications can also result in hepatitis. Auto immune diseases, ischemic hepatitis, and metabolic diseases can all contribute to this disease.