There are many information about viral hepatitis. But it is interesting for me, can bacteria cause the hepatitis too?
Bacteria (and Fungi) can cause hepatitis of the liver, and two examples would be the Staphylococcal and Streptococcal bacteria. These can directly infect the liver, and are also responsible for some inflammations in other tissues of the skin and heart and elsewhere.
Prolonged alcohol abuse is another cause of hepatitis (as well as cirrhosis) and is not associated with bacteria virus or fungi, but instead from a damaging effect on the liver.
The suffix '-itis' (-ῖτις, in ancient greek) usually is added to a word to represent a pathological condition called inflammation.
So, haepatitis (or hepatitis) means generically inflammation of liver (ἧπαρ épar, in ancient greek). Usually it is caused by viruses such as HAV, HBV, and HCV.
An haepatitis can be due also to toxic agents or be autoimmune .
But, whaterver it is the cause of inflammation of liver cell, it is called haepatites; even if it is caused by less common pathogens as bacteria; protists like T Gondii ; minor hepatotropic viruses, like EBV, CMV, and herpetic viruses in general; fungi, or protozoa and other parasites.
Bacteria can cause haepatitis, examples would be the Staphylococcal and Streptococcal haepatitis.
Ever the excessive intake of table salt (Na-Cl) or cronic alcoholism may cause haepatitis or even a liver's cirrhosis.
So, though it is less common, but bacteria may cause haepatitis.