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Hepatitis viruses (excluding hepatitis C virus) 

Hepatitis viruses (excluding hepatitis C virus)
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Hepatitis viruses (excluding hepatitis C virus)
Author(s):

N.V. Naoumov

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070521_update_001

Update:

Eight genotypes of HDV now reported.

Update on HEV (including chronic disease) reported in transplant recipients.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 24 November 2017

The group of hepatitis viruses includes five unrelated human viruses (A to E), which differ in their genome organization, biology, and epidemiology, while being united by their hepatotropism. About 10 to 15% of cases of viral hepatitis are considered as non-A to E hepatitis, whose aetiology is still unknown, but the search for which has led to the identification of several new viruses (e.g. HGV or GB virus-C, TT, and SEN viruses) of uncertain pathogenic significance....

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