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Definition of Viral hepatitis

Viral hepatitis: Liver inflammation caused by a virus. Specific hepatitis viruses have been labeled A, B, C, D, and E. Some other viruses, such as the Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus, can also cause hepatitis, but the liver is not their primary
target.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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