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Viral Infections in Childhood: Hepatitis


Hepatitis : Inflammation of the liver and liver disease involving degenerative or necrotic alterations of hepatocytes. [1]

Hepatitis, Viral, Human : Viral hepatitis in man.u [1]

Hepatitis A : Hepatitis caused by HEPATOVIRUS. It can be transmitted through fecal contamination of food or water. [1]

Hepatitis B : Hepatitis caused by hepatitis B virus. It may be transmitted by transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products. [1]

Hepatitis C : A form of hepatitis, similar to type B post-transfusion hepatitis, but caused by a virus which is serologically distinct from the agents of hepatitis A, B, and E, and which may persist in the blood of chronic asymptomatic carriers. Hepatitis C is parenterally transmitted and associated with transfusions and drug abuse. [1]

Hepatitis D : Hepatitis caused by the HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS in association with hepatitis B. It is endemic in some European countries and is seen in drug users, hemophiliacs, and polytransfused persons. [1]

Hepatitis E : An acute form of hepatitis caused by a virus serologically distinct from the agents of hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis E is associated with fecally-contaminated water, is enterically transmitted, and is commonly found in tropical or subtropical countries. [1]

[1] MeSH 2001 © National Library of Medicine

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