Definitions for "Hepatitis C virus"
An RNA virus related to the pestiviruses and flaviviruses. It is capable of causing both acute and chronic liver disease. As with hepatitis B, the liver damage resulting from this infection may be the result of immune reactivity against virus-infected liver cells.
Virus that causes hepatitis C, a form of hepatitis (liver inflammation) , and is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer. Spreads through blood-to-blood contact only. Hepatoblastoma Type of liver cancer that mainly occurs in infants and children.
One of a number of RNA viruses that cause hepatitis. Most commonly transmitted via blood and blood products, in blood transfusions, through intravenous drug use, or sometimes through sexual contact.