Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV)[1].

Symptoms 

Although Hepatitis C is a curable infection, if left untreated, the virus can cause severe, and in some cases life-threatening, damage to the liver. The symptoms of Hepatitis C tend to become noticeable once damage has already occurred to the liver. The key symptoms include:

Reference

  1. Ryan KJ, Ray CG (editors), ed. (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. pp. 551–2. ISBN 0838585299.
  2. NHS. NHS Choices: Hepatitis C. 10/7/15 [Cited 5/12/16]; Available from: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-c/Pages/Introduction.aspx
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