hepatitis E

noun

Definition of hepatitis E

: an acute hepatitis that is caused by a highly variable single-stranded RNA virus (species Hepatitis E virus of the genus Hepevirus), is marked chiefly by fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain, is usually contracted from sewage-contaminated water, and is rare in the United States but is common in some tropical developing countries
Note: The acute or short-term stage of hepatitis E is typically a mild illness that does not progress to a long-term or chronic infection.

First Known Use of hepatitis e

1990


Medical Dictionary

hepatitis E

noun \ -ˈē \

medical Definition of hepatitis E

: an acute hepatitis that is caused by a highly variable single-stranded RNA virus (species Hepatitis E virus of the genus Hepevirus), is marked chiefly by fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain, is usually contracted from sewage-contaminated water, and is rare in the United States but is common in some tropical developing countries
Note: The acute or short-term stage of hepatitis E is typically a mild illness that does not progress to a long-term or chronic infection.

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