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Mesh term Hepatitis C

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Flaviviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Viral, Human

Description

INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.


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Hepatitis C, Chronic


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