What Is Hepatitis C?

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Hepatitis C is a type of hepatitis which is a liver disease and is caused by hepatitis C virus and this tells what organism causes hepatitis C. Hepatitis C spreads through contact with infected blood. Another clue of how is hepatitis C transmitted is shown by the fact that hepatitis C is transmitted by a sex with infected person and from mother to baby during birth of child transmitting hepatitis C from one person to other.Hepatitis-C

It is a common case that most people suffering from hepatitis C usually don’t show any symptoms of hepatitis C for years. This can be confirmed with a blood test if you have hepatitis C or not which confirms hepatitis C transmission.In fact, hepatitis C does not get cure by itself.

There is no vaccine for hepatitis c virus. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and this inflammation is painful along with reddish swelling which results when body tissues becomes infected or injured. Hepatitis C becomes chronic when one cannot get rid of hepatitis C virus. Many people get rid of hepatitis C virus within few months but most hepatitis C infections becomes chronic and without proper treatment of hepatitis C,chronic hepatitis C may cause scarring of the liver called cirrhosis i.e. liver cancer and liver failure.

Hepatitis C virus has become a major problem worldwide, affecting about 39% of the world’s population. Hepatitis C virus is generally present in the blood at low level so, routine serological tests are not sensitive to detect hepatitis C virus in the blood sample. Acute hepatitis C refers to first 6 months after infection with hepatitis C virus.

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