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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor

Viral hepatitis

Hepatitis G virus


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 May 2012, last major update May 2012
Copyright: (c) 2004-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Also called GBV-C virus
● RNA virus that, like HCV, is member of Flaviviridae family
● Accounts for 10% of non A-E hepatitis
● Identified in 1.5% of blood donors with normal ALT
● Spreads via transfusion, IV drug use, multiple sexual partners
● 10% have coexisting HBV, 20% have coexisting HCV
● May be “passenger” virus; does not appear to be significant cause of hepatitis by itself or to alter clinical outcome of patients with HBV or HCV

Additional references
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World J Gastroenterol 2008;14:4725, Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2002;45:123

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