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Hepatitis C

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.

Year introduced: 1992

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Tree Number(s): C02.440.440, C02.782.350.350, C06.552.380.705.440

MeSH Unique ID: D006526

Entry Terms:

  • Parenterally-Transmitted Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
  • Parenterally Transmitted Non A, Non B Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Non-A, Non-B, Parenterally-Transmitted

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