Unformatted text preview: GENERAL CONCEPTS: • Type A hepatitis virus (HAV) is a member of the enterovirus group of Picornaviruses; Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is distinctly different and contains a DNA genome; Hepatitis C virus (HCV, also referred to as non-A, non-B or NANBH) is not well characterized but appears to contain an RNA genome and may belong in the Flavivirus group. • The disease caused by these agents is he • patitis, a generalized infection with inflammation and necrosis of the liver. The course of hepatitis may range from inapparent disease to chronic liver disease ....
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- Fall '10
- Microbiology, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis C, Chronic Liver Disease, rare vaccine-associated paralysis