This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.
glossary:hepatitis_c [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
|Line 1:||Line 1:|
|+||[[Inflammation]] of the [[liver]] due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is usually spread by blood transfusion, hemodialysis, and needle sticks. HCV causes most transfusion-associated hepatitis, and the damage it does to the [[liver]] can lead to [[cirrhosis]] and [[cancer]]. Transmission of the [[virus]] by sexual contact is rare. At least half of HCV patients develop chronic hepatitis C infection. Diagnosis is by [[blood]] test. Treatment is via anti-viral drugs. Chronic hepatitis C may be treated with interferon, sometimes in combination with anti-virals. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. Previously known as non-A, non-B hepatitis.|
|+||Common Misspellings: hepititis c, hepatitus c, hepetitis c, hapatitis c|