viral hepatitis type E


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vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis type E

hepatitis caused by a nonenveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus 27-34 nm in diameter, unrelated to other hepatitis and belonging to the family Caliciviridae; it is the principal cause of enterically transmitted, waterborne, epidemic NANB hepatitis occurring primarily in Asia, Africa, and South America.
Synonym(s): hepatitis E
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vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis type E

(vī'răl hep'ă-tī'tis tīp)
Hepatitis caused by a nonenveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus 27-34 nm in diameter, unrelated to other hepatitis viruses and belonging to the family Caliciviridae; it is the principal cause of enterically transmitted, waterborne, epidemic hepatitis C occurring primarily in Asia, Africa, and South America.
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vi·ral hep·a·ti·tis type E

(vī'răl hep'ă-tī'tis tīp)
Hepatitis caused by a nonenveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus unrelated to other forms of hepatitis. Principal cause of enterically transmitted, waterborne, epidemic NANB hepatitis occurring primarily in Asia, Africa, and South America.
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