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anicteric viral hepatitis

 

Definition: a relatively mild hepatitis, without jaundice, caused by a virus; the principal physical signs and symptoms are enlargement of the liver, lymph nodes, and often the spleen, together with headache, continuous fatigue, nausea, anorexia, sudden distaste for smoking, abdominal pains, and sometimes mild fever; laboratory tests reveal evidence of hepatitis.

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