Hepatitis Viruses

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Chapter 27

Hepatitis Viruses

General Properties (Table 27-1)

• The hepatitis viruses (types A to E) are a diverse group of viruses that infect the liver, resulting in mild to severe acute disease (all types) and chronic disease (types B, C, and D).

Transmission and onset of hepatitis


Common clinical manifestations of acute hepatitis


II Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)



Hepatitis A disease (infectious hepatitis)

Laboratory diagnosis

Prevention and treatment

III Hepatitis B Virus