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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 96-100

Hepatitis G virus

Dept. of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi-110002, India

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A Chakravarti
Dept. of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi-110002
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ABSTRACT: Recently, the hepatitis viruses designated by alphabets have been extended to include the hepatitis G virus (HGV or the GBV - C agent). Although it has not been visualised, it has been cloned and now considered to be a member of the virus family. Flaviviridae. The virus is transmitted primarily by the parenteral route and it has been detected in post-transfusion acute and chronic liver disease either alone or as a coinection with HBV and or HCV. The role of HGV in the pathogenesis of liver disease is not yet clear. Worldwide prevalence of HGV has been reported.

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