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Question: What is hepatitis G?

Answer:

Hepatitis G is an RNA virus that is transmitted primarily through blood and blood products. It frequently occurs as a coinfection with hepatitis C or other hepatitis viruses as a result of common modes of transmission. Currently no data support any role for hepatitis G in chronic or serious liver disease.

Reference:  Sleisenger MH, Fordtran JS (eds): Gastrointestinal Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, 7th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2003

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