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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Almost concurrently, hepatitis G virus (HGV) was independently cloned from the plasma of a patient with chronic hepatitis (2).
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.
If those samples test positive for a hepatitis G virus, researchers will have a whole new set of experiments ahead of them.