Medical Term:

viral hepatitis type E

 

Definition: hepatitis caused by a nonenveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus 27–34 nm in diameter, unrelated to other hepatitis and belonging to the family Caliciviridae; it is the principal cause of enterically transmitted, waterborne, epidemic NANB hepatitis occurring primarily in Asia, Africa, and South America.

Synonym(s): hepatitis E

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