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Hepatitis C Also called: Hep C

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation.
Common
More than 1 million cases per year (India)
Treatable by a medical professional
Spreads easily
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging always required
The virus is spread by contact with contaminated blood; for example, from sharing needles or from unsterile tattoo equipment.
Most people have no symptoms. Those who do develop symptoms may have fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Hepatitis C is treated with antiviral medication. In some people, newer medicines can eradicate the virus.
Symptoms
Requires a medical diagnosis
Most people have no symptoms. Those who do develop symptoms may have fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Can have no symptoms, but people may experience:
Pain areas: in the abdomen
Gastrointestinal: bleeding, bloating, fluid in the abdomen, or nausea
Whole body: fatigue, fever, or loss of appetite
Skin: web of swollen blood vessels in the skin or yellow skin and eyes
Also common: depression or weight loss
Treatment
Treatment consists of HCV antivirals
Hepatitis C is treated with antiviral medication. In some people, newer medicines can eradicate the virus.
Reduces viruses’ ability to replicate.
May be harmful and aggravate certain conditions.
Surgical replacement of a diseased liver with some or all of a healthy liver from a donor.
Treats infections, including those that are tropical in nature.
Focuses on liver, gallbladder and biliary tree disorders.
Focuses on the digestive system and its disorders.
Prevents, diagnoses and treats diseases.
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