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What is hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause liver inflammation. It can lead to serious liver damage. It spreads from person to person through contact with infected blood, sharing infected needles, using infected needles while tattooing, and blood transfusions using infected blood. Sexual transmission is rare and more common with men who have sex with men.

Symptoms of hepatitis C

  • Skin Itching

  • Skin or eyes turning yellow

  • Right upper abdominal pain

  • Fluid retention in my abdomen

  • Palm redness

  • Facial swelling

  • Problems with liver function on the latest blood test

  • Easily fatigued

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hepatitis C

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Are your eyes or skin turning yellow?

  • Do you have pain in the upper right abdomen?

  • Have you been diagnosed with ascites?

  • Do your palms appear red?

Treatment for hepatitis C

Hepatitis C can be treated with antiviral medications. In cases of significant liver damage, a liver transplant may be required. There is no vaccine available against Hepatitis C.

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References

  • Zeisel MB, Felmlee DJ, Baumert TF. Hepatitis C virus entry. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2013;369:87-112. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-27340-7_4. PMID: 23463198.

    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

  • González-Grande R, Jiménez-Pérez M, González Arjona C, Mostazo Torres J. New approaches in the treatment of hepatitis C. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jan 28;22(4):1421-32. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i4.1421. PMID: 26819511; PMCID: PMC4721977.

    https://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v22/i4/1421.htm

  • Martinez MA, Franco S. Therapy Implications of Hepatitis C Virus Genetic Diversity. Viruses. 2020 Dec 29;13(1):41. doi: 10.3390/v13010041. PMID: 33383891; PMCID: PMC7824680.

    https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/13/1/41

  • 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.

    https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/9/8/224

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Reviewed By:

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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