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Dr. Andrew N. De la Torre
32 years experience Transplant Surgery
Need further testing: Need for liver transplant depends on meld score (degree of jaundice-total bilirubin, and blood clotting-inr, kidney function-creatinine). This predic ... Read More
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Live to party more: Cirrhosis is chronic failure of your liver, and you need your liver to survive. You should live to party, but not at the price of whatever liver you h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Hepatocytes: Hepatic cells, or hepatocytes, are the cells that hepatitis c virus attacks.
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
17 years experience Pharmacology
Hepatocytes: Hepatocytes, liver cells, are the target of the hcv.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Questionable: It was once thought that unprotected sex was a common means of transmitting the hepatitis c virus. More recent studies among couples with one infected ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Spread by blood...: Hepatitis c is a contagious liver disease that is most commonly spread by blood from an infected patient entering the body of an uninfected patient (s ... Read More
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See picture: See an electron micrograph photo here.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Having hepatitis c virus should not prevent you from being a nurse, since there are surgeons who continue to practice although hep c+. Question is, w ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
30 years experience Pediatrics
Hepatitis C virus: Studies have shown that heat, aldehyde, ultraviolet light and detergent treatments all can be used as effective means for inactivating the virus. But ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Not very long: Viruses require other cells to live in. If excreted from the body the virus will die as the cells containing it die. If you are referring to blood, ... Read More
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: There are standard therapies that have been used for many years and newer drugs which offer the promise of higher success rates with fewer side effect ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
60°C - 65°C: Uvc light irradiation with an intensity of 450 efficiently inactivated hcvcc within 2 min. Exposures to formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, ionic or nonio ... Read More

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