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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