Medical Definition of Epidemic hepatitis

1. A virus disease with a short incubation period (usually 15 to 50 days), caused by hepatitis A virus, a member of the family Picornaviridae, often transmitted by faecal-oral route; may be inapparent, mild, severe, or occasionally fatal and occurs sporadically or in epidemics, commonly in school-age children and young adults; necrosis of periportal liver cells with lymphocytic and plasma cell infiltration is characteristic and jaundice is a common symptom. Synonym: epidemic hepatitis, hepatitis A, infectious hepatitis, MS-1 hepatitis, short incubation hepatitis, virus A hepatitis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epidemic Hepatitis

epidemic
epidemic benign dry pleurisy
epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis
epidemic cholera
epidemic curve
epidemic diaphragmatic pleurisy
epidemic disease
epidemic dropsy
epidemic encephalitis
epidemic exanthema
epidemic fadeout
epidemic gangrenous proctitis
epidemic gastroenteritis virus
epidemic haemoglobinuria
epidemic haemorrhagic fever
epidemic hepatitis (current term)
epidemic hiccup
epidemic hysertia
epidemic hysteria
epidemic keratoconjunctivitis
epidemic keratoconjunctivitis virus
epidemic meningitis
epidemic myalgia
epidemic myalgia virus
epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis
epidemic myalgic encephalomyelopathy
epidemic myositis
epidemic nausea
epidemic neuromyasthenia
epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis

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