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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How does HCV relate to pregnancy?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How does HCV relate to pregnancy?

Unclear effect: Hepatitis c does not have any obvious effect on pregnancy and has a very low (5%) chance of being transmitted to the infant (and it is usually found to be asymptomatic in the infant). Some studies have found that infants of hepatitis c mothers are of lower birth weight, small for gestational age, more likely to need a ventilator or nicu care. More studies are needed to establish this definitively. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


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Does hepatitis C during pregnancy cause itching all over the body ?

Does hepatitis C during pregnancy cause itching all over the body ?

It can: This is quite possible. Elevated levels of bilirubin (which may occur with hepatitis), are often accompanied by itching. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of hcv?

What are the main symptoms of hcv?

Usually none: Often found as incidental abnormalities on liver chemistry tests, leads to hep testing. Can have no symptoms, fatigue, aches/pains, anemia, jaundice, weight loss, fluid/weight gain, abdominal swelling, easy bruising, other symptoms of liver disease, personality changes, abnormal mental status, etc. ...Read more

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Why HCV attack on liver?

Why HCV attack on liver?

Hepstitid: Because these viruses evolved to preferentially attack the liver. Probably for nutritional needs and metabolic needs of the virus, . ...Read more

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Is HCV anything like hiv?

Is HCV anything like hiv?

HCV can be cured: Our goal in treating HIV is to suppress the virus and help build the immune system back up. If people take their meds they can potentially have a normal lifespan. But we do not know how to eradicate HIV from the body's cells. Hepatitis c can be eradicated, or cured. And it has a finite duration of treatment (24 to 48 weeks now). Both require combination drugs and careful adherence. ...Read more

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What is the cause of HBV or hcv?

What is the cause of HBV or hcv?

Those ARE the causes: The causes of HBV and hcv are hepatitis b virus (hbv) and hepatitis c virus (hcv), respectively. But maybe you're asking how they're spread. Hbv is spread in a manner similar to hiv: sex and blood contact, including sharing needles and syringes. Hcv is spread mostly through blood contact (sharing needles), though it can sometimes be transmitted through sex. ...Read more

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Whate is the treatment of hcv? (medication)

Whate is the treatment of hcv? (medication)

Several types: In general terms the recommended treatment is 3-fold. First is interferon. It is an injection done weekly. Second is a medication called ribaviron (3 pills twice a day). Finally...A new class of meds for hcv called integrase inhibitors. I like incivik. Its 2 pills 3 times a day. This last drug goes 12 weeks. If you become undetectable then you go 6 months..Otherwise you go 12. ...Read more

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What are HCV RNA tests?

What are HCV RNA tests?

Blood test: Hcv RNA is a blood test that quantifies how mich virus you have in your body; also called your "viral load". It is measured from a standard blood draw and reported as iu (international units) per milliliter (ml). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: HCV rna?

Viral infection: Hcv is the hepatitis c virus, an important cause of chronic liver disease and some cancers. Rna is ribonucleic acid, a chemical similar to dna. Some viruses, including hcv, use RNA as their genetic material instead of dna. For patients infected with hcv, a blood test for hvc RNA is a measure of "viral load", how much virus they are carrying. This can be used to measure progress of therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more