hepatitis C


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hepatitis C

n.
A viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that often persists in the blood serum, can cause chronic liver damage, and is usually transmitted by infected blood products (as through transfusion), contaminated needles, or exposure to infected bodily fluids through sexual intercourse.

hepatitis C

n
(Pathology) a form of hepatitis caused by a virus that is transmitted in the same ways as that responsible for hepatitis B. Former name: non-A or non-B hepatitis

hepatitis C


n.
a form of hepatitis with clinical effects similar to those of hepatitis B, caused by a blood-borne retrovirus (hepatitis C virus) that may be of the hepatitis non-A, non-B type.
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Noun1.hepatitis C - a viral hepatitis clinically indistinguishable from hepatitis B but caused by a single-stranded RNA virus; usually transmitted by parenteral means (as injection of an illicit drug or blood transfusion or exposure to blood or blood products)
viral hepatitis - hepatitis caused by a virus
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Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus.
Federal health officials recommend that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for hepatitis C, as well as those at increased risk, such as those who have ever injected illegal drugs or were ever on hemodialysis.
The report, In The Dark, pointed to a "worrying shortage of basic monitoring in hepatitis C services".
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About 90 percent of such cases show no evidence of the viruses responsible for hepatitis A or B; most probably result from hepatitis C virus, first identified in 1988.
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