Hepatitis, Viral, Non-A, Non-B, Parenterally-Transmitted
Parenterally Transmitted Non A, Non B Hepatitis
Parenterally-Transmitted Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.