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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is serious liver inflammation caused by hepatitis C virus infection. It spreads from person to person through contact with blood, through sharing needles, infected needles while tattooing, blood transfusions, etc.

Symptoms of hepatitis C

  • Skin Itching

  • Problems with liver function on the latest blood test

  • Easily fatigued

  • Right upper abdominal pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hepatitis C

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hepatitis C

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Have you been diagnosed with liver abnormalities on the most recent blood test?

  • Do you get tired easily?

  • Do you have pain in the upper right area of your abdomen (stomach)?

Treatment for hepatitis C

Hepatitis C can be treated with antiviral medication and avoiding alcohol. In case of significant liver damage, liver transplant may be required. There is no vaccine available against Hepatitis C.

View the symptoms of Hepatitis C

  • Itchy skin

References

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    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-27340-7_4

  • Pol S, Lagaye S. The remarkable history of the hepatitis C virus. Genes Immun. 2019 May;20(5):436-446. doi: 10.1038/s41435-019-0066-z. Epub 2019 Apr 25. PMID: 31019253.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41435-019-0066-z

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  • Chan ST, Ou JJ. Hepatitis C Virus-Induced Autophagy and Host Innate Immune Response. Viruses. 2017 Aug 12;9(8):224. doi: 10.3390/v9080224. PMID: 28805674; PMCID: PMC5580481.

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