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Hepatitis viruses (excluding hepatitis C virus)

N.V. Naoumov

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070521_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Hepatitis viruses (excluding hepatitis C virus)

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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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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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