hepatitis A

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hepatitis A

n.
An acute viral hepatitis caused by an enterovirus that is transmitted by ingestion of infected food and water and that has a shorter incubation period and causes milder symptoms than hepatitis B. Also called infectious hepatitis.
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hepatitis A

n
(Pathology) a form of hepatitis caused by a virus transmitted in contaminated food or drink
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hepatitis A


n.
a normally minor form of hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood: usu. transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Also called infectious hepatitis.
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Noun1.hepatitis A - an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter
viral hepatitis - hepatitis caused by a virus
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It belongs to the family Picornaviridae and the genus Hepatovirus. It has characteristics of the enteroviruses.
It belongs to family Picornaviridae and genus Hepatovirus. [2] It has one serotype and six genotypes.
To the Editor: Hepatitis A (HAV; family Picornaviridae; genus Hepatovirus) is an [approximately equal to] 7.5-kb single-stranded positive-sense RNA virus that causes acute inflammation of the liver in humans and nonhuman primates.
(17), (18) Hepatitis A virus belongs to the genus Hepatovirus within the family Picornaviridae.