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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He points out that the newly discovered hepatitis G viruses closely resemble hepatitis C (SN: 4/13/96, p.
Virologist Bernard Roizman of the University of Chicago calls the discovery of the hepatitis G viruses "very important." Researchers may use such knowledge to prevent hepatitis or ward off the harsh consequences of the disease.
(The hepatitis A virus typically isn't transmitted through exposure to infected blood.) They do not yet have a way to screen for hepatitis G and the other newly discovered viruses, points out another Science coauthor, Harvey Alter of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.