Hepatitis C On Liver About
Hepatitis C On Liver About
End stage of hepatitis C means the liver has been severely damaged by hepatitis C. Hepatitis C slowly damages the liver for many years, often progressing from inflammation to permanent scarring, irreversible (cirrhosis). Often people have no signs or symptoms of liver disease or have mild symptoms for years or even decades until they have cirrhosis.
Once you have cirrhosis, treatment focuses on maintaining the condition worse. It may be possible to stop or slow the damage.
Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver that is caused by the HCV virus. The virus was discovered in 1989 and is among RNA viruses whose genome is composed of RNA.
Down here know about hepatitis C, symptoms, causes and treatment advice. From these tips you can identify the disease in the infected person and give the perfect care and treatment.
- Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a viral infectious disease, which occurs worldwide. After infection with hepatitis C can cause liver inflammation that may persist for life (in 5% of patients).
Infection occurs mainly through contaminated blood or semen or body fluids of breast milk.
- The symptoms
The time between infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the onset of the disease, called the incubation period can range from 2 weeks to several months.
The disease often unnoticed and without typical signs and symptoms happens:
Fatigue, general weakness.
Headaches, loss of appetite.
Weight loss, fever, joint pain.
abdominal pain in the upper abdomen.
Rarely dark urine, feces colors rarely in hepatitis C.
The virus is transmitted primarily through blood or blood contact, but some common and important forms of transmission of hepatitis C are fallow.
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1. HCV is transmitted primarily through direct or indirect contact with the blood, HCV is partially detected in other body fluids such as semen or milk.
2. Pregnant women can also transmit HCV to the child what is called perinatal or vertical transmission during childbirth.
3. An infection is also possible with tattoos or body piercing if current standards of hygiene are not met.
4. Transmission in open wounds, razor blades or toothbrushes, as well as during sex is possible, but very unlikely.
- Treatment Tips
For the treatment of hepatitis C, especially medical drugs interferon and put a virus replication inhibition.
1. Therapy is an outpatient procedure in approximately 99% of cases. Only in case of complications, hospitalization may be required.
Acute HCV treated with interferon. The treatment extends over 24 weeks. A transition to chronic hepatitis C, therefore it can prevent more than 85% of cases.
2. Treatment of chronic hepatitis C is combination therapy of PEG-IFN-alpha and ribavirin. Ribavirin is a nucleoside analogue and acts virustatic (not kill but inhibition of virus replication). frequent laboratory monitoring is necessary because the drug tends to bone marrow suppression.
To prevent HCV transmission routes should be avoided. Caution should be used in blood transfusions. 1 in 100,000 transfusions cause an HCV infection
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A vaccine against HCV, no rules of conduct are even more important as the use of condoms or needles preventing and used drugs