hepatitis C


noun Pathology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for hepatitis C

hepatitis C

noun

a form of hepatitis caused by a virus that is transmitted in the same ways as that responsible for hepatitis BFormer name: non-A, non-B hepatitis
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Medical definitions for hepatitis C

hepatitis C

n.

A form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that is transmitted primarily by blood and blood products, as in blood transfusions or intravenous drug use, and sometimes through sexual contact. Most cases of non-A, non-B hepatitis are of this type.
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