Medical Dictionary: Hepatitis virus


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Hepatitis virus: Another name for Viral Hepatitis.
Hepatitis virus (condition): Any type of virus infecting the liver.

Hepatitis virus: Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Several different viruses cause viral hepatitis. They are named the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses.

All of these viruses cause acute, or short-term, viral hepatitis. The hepatitis B, C, and D viruses can also cause chronic hepatitis, in which the infection is prolonged, sometimes lifelong. 1

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1. excerpt from Viral Hepatitis A to E and Beyond: NIDDK

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