Virology and Immunology of Hepatitis Viruses

  • Authors: Esperance Anne Kreek Schaefer, MD, MPH; Raymond T. Chung, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/10/18 (What's New)


  • Viral hepatitides are a widely disparate and heterogeneous group of viruses
    • Can be broadly categorized into enteric pathogens (hepatitis A and E) and parenteral pathogens (hepatitis B, C, and D)
    • Enteric viruses cause self-limited acute infections

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