Hepatitis C is a form of hepatitis (liver inflammation) caused by a virus, the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Before the virus was discovered, in 1989, the syndrome was initially referred to as a "non-A-non-B hepatitis".

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... Why get tested?
To determine if you have contracted the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to monitor treatment of the infection 

When to get tested?
If you may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus, such as through contact with infected blood or sexual relations with an infected person, or have risk factors for hepatitis C infection

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
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? Hepatitis C virus Virus classification Group: Group IV ((+)ssRN ...
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Related Conditions and Symptoms

Hepatitis C Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Normally, hepatitis C infection produces no signs or symptoms during its earliest stages. When it does, they''re generally mild and flu-like and may include: Slight fatigue Nausea or poor appetite Mus...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... In general, you contract hepatitis C by coming in contact with blood contaminated with the virus. Most people with hepatitis C became infected through blood transfusions received before 1992, the year...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis C Procedure

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Gastrointestinal References
... This listing is provided for your reference. The information provided by these organizations is not necessarily endorsed by The Cleveland Clinic Web Sites Celiac Disease www.icondata.com/health/pedbas...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hepatitis C Treatment
... The medications approved for treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection are: Interferon alfa-2b (Intron A, Peg-Intron), alfa-2a (Pegasys), interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen): These medications fight hepa...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hepatitis C Prevention

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Prevention
... Because no effective vaccine for hepatitis C exists, the only way to protect yourself is to avoid becoming infected. That means taking the following precautions: Avoid risky sexual behavior. Don''t en...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis C Treatment

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Complications
... A small number of people infected with hepatitis C fight off the virus on their own without any permanent damage. For the rest, the disease settles in and slowly attacks the liver, although even then,...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... A diagnosis of HCV doesn''t necessarily mean you need treatment. The National Institutes of Health recommends treatment for HCV if you have: A positive test result indicating hepatitis C virus circula...
Source: MayoClinic

Hepatitis C Other

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Overview
... An estimated 3 percent of the world''s people carry a virus that silently attacks their livers. Most people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have no symptoms at all. In fact, most people don'...
Source: MayoClinic

Digestive Diseases Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Hepatitis C Articles

  • Alcohol Increases Hepatitis C Virus in Human Cells
    ... Drinking May Compromise Treatment Success A team of NIH-supported researchers today report that alcohol increases replication of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in human cells and, by so doing, may contri...
  • Chronic Hepatitis C: Current Disease Management
    ... The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease in the United States. It accounts for about 15 percent of acute viral hepatitis, 60 to 70 percent of chronic he...
  • Digestive Diseases Dictionary
    ... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Type C
    ... Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Most persons who acquire acute HCV infection either have no symptoms or have a mild clinical illness. However, chronic HCV infection develops in 7...
  • Key to Hepatitis Virus Persistence Found
    ... Scientists at two Texas universities have discovered how hepatitis C virus thwarts immune system efforts to eliminate it. The finding, published online today in ScienceExpress, could lead to more effe...
  • Liver Biopsy
    ... The digestive system In a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician examines a small piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease. A special needle is used to remove the tissue from t...
  • Viral Hepatitis: A Through E and Beyond
    ...  Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Several different viruses cause viral hepatitis. They are named the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses. All of th...
  • What I need to know about Hepatitis C
    ... Many people with hepatitis C don't have symptoms. However, some people with hepatitis C feel like they have the flu. So, you might feel tired feel sick to your stomach have a fever not want to eat...

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