|Former name: serum hepatitis a form of hepatitis caused by a virus transmitted by infected blood (as in transfusions), contaminated hypodermic needles, sexual contact, or by contact with any other body fluid|
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hepatitis B n.
A form of hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that persists in the blood serum and is transmitted by infected blood or blood derivatives, or by contaminated needles or other instruments. The disease has a long incubation period and symptoms that may become severe or chronic, causing serious damage to the liver. Also called serum hepatitis.