Hepatitis Viruses

  • Hepatitis Viruses are a grouping of viruses which have a strong tropism for the hepatocytes of the liver and can cause similar patterns of hepatic inflammation as well as analogous clinical syndromes. Beyond this functional definition the hepatitis viruses do not have any other structural or genetic features in common. Importantly, hepatic pathology associated with hepatitis viruses is not due to the virus itself but rather the immune-mediated injury to infected tissue.
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