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non-A, non-B hepatitis


Inflammation of the liver, due usually to viral infection but sometimes to toxic agents.
[hepat- + -itis]

hep·a·ti·tis, vi·ral, non-A, non-B

(NANB) (hepă-tītis, vīrăl)
Disease due to viral agents other than hepatitis viruses A or B.
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Hepatitis C virus, first identified in 1989,(1) is the most common cause of posttransfusion and community-acquired non-A, non-B hepatitis worldwide.
Epidemic and endemic hepatitis in India: Evidence for a non-A, non-B hepatitis virus acetiology.
He led the prospective studies that identified the clinical entity known as non-A, non-B hepatitis and the first to confirm that it was a transmissible agent.
Epidemic non-A, non-B hepatitis in Algeria: strong evidence for its spreading by water.
In 1987, Chiron scientists Michael Houghton, PhD; Qui-Lim Choo, PhD; and George Kuo, PhD, cloned and first identified hepatitis C virus as the cause of transfusion-related non-A, non-B hepatitis.
Not knowing exactly what it was, scientists initially called it ``non-A, non-B hepatitis.
Hepatitis E is an unclassified RNA virus that causes enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis.
asked a panel made up primarily of physicians to answer two questions: Should blood banks continue using three blood tests that screen for syphilis, non-A, non-B hepatitis, and -- indirectly -- AIDS?
First identified by Chiron scientists in 1987, HCV is the causative agent for what was formerly known as non-A non-B hepatitis.
non-transfusion associated) non-A, non-B hepatitis cases.
In the absence of a test for the responsible agent or agents, the illness became known by default as non-A, non-B hepatitis.
They conclude that the experimental test may be "less than optimal" or that another virus or nonviral agent may cause a significant number of non-A, non-B hepatitis cases.