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Noun: serum hepatitis  'seer-um ,he-pu'tI-tus
  1. An acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids
    - hepatitis B

Type of: viral hepatitis

Encyclopedia: Serum hepatitis