hepatitis G

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hepatitis G

n.
A viral hepatitis, often found in conjunction with diseases of the liver such as other types of viral hepatitis and liver cancer, that has not been found to cause clinical illness in humans.
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This is a type of hepatitis caused by the hepatitis G virus (HGV).
In fact, researchers prefer to refer to this agent merely as GBV-C and not hepatitis G virus. Not surprisingly, the virus acquired the label of "human orphan flavivirus", "accidental tourist virus", and "innocent bystander virus" (24-26).
This virus was first found in 1995, and is sometimes called hepatitis G virus, but that name is used infrequently since the virus does not appear to cause hepatitis or any other disease.
Sequence analysis of hepatitis G virus (HGV) reveals a unique virus in the Flaviviridae family.