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Hepatitis C

What is hepatitis C?

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured or infected. Inflammation can damage organs.

There are different types of hepatitis. One type, hepatitis C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.

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  1. Hepatitis C (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is swelling that happens when tissues of the body are injured ... There are different types of hepatitis. One type, hepatitis C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). ...
  2. Hepatitis C in children is inflammation of tissue of the liver. It occurs due to infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Other common hepatitis virus infections include ...
  3. Hepatitis C is a viral disease that leads to swelling (inflammation) of the liver. Other types of viral ... Hepatitis C infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). You can catch hepatitis C if the ...
  4. Hepatitis C Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Hepatitis C/Patient Handouts ... Hepatitis C ... Hepatitis C/Start Here ... Hepatitis C ... National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ... Easy-to-Read ... From ...
  5. Hepatitis C Basics Easy-to-Read (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Learn the basics about hepatitis C, including symptoms, spread, testing, and treatment.
  6. Hepatitis C Basics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Hepatitis C/Start Here ... Hepatitis C ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Learn the basics about hepatitis C, including symptoms, spread, testing, and ...
  7. Hepatitis C and Dietary Supplements From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    ... of dietary supplements like milk thistle (silymarin) for hepatitis C, plus resources for more information.
  8. ... past infection by hepatitis A , hepatitis B , or hepatitis C . It can screen blood samples for more than ... sexual contact or by sharing needles Antibodies to hepatitis C can most often be detected 4 to 10 ...
  9. ... ribavirin (a medication) to treat chronic (long-term) hepatitis C infection (swelling of the liver caused by a ... alpha-2b works by decreasing the amount of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the body. Peginterferon alfa-2b ...
  10. ... with other medications to treat chronic (long-term) hepatitis C infection (swelling of the liver caused by a ... time. Peginterferon works by decreasing the amount of hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV) in ...
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