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Hepatitis B

INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.

Year introduced: 1977

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Tree Number(s): C02.256.430.400, C02.440.435, C06.552.380.705.437

MeSH Unique ID: D006509

Entry Terms:

  • Hepatitis B Virus Infection

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