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What are some of the relationship between hepatitis C virus and diabetes?

What are some of the relationship between hepatitis C virus and diabetes?

Negative relations: Diabetes has somewhat negative impact on hepatitis c. Diabetes can cause fat in the liver, which in turn can result in rapid progression of liver disease. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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If HIV and hepatitis C are blood borne diseases, how many people develop them?

If HIV and hepatitis C are blood borne diseases, how many people develop them?

In the USA?: Here in the us, about 1.2 million people have hiv, and about 5 million people have hepatitis c. Each year, about 50, 000 people are newly infected with hiv, and at least 20, 000 people get hcv (this number could be a lot higher, we are not sure). In the 1960-1980's, about 250, 000 people a year got hcv because of contaminated blood transfusions, drug use, etc. So it is lower now but still should be 0. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is hepatitis C antibodies the same as having hepatitis C infection?

Can you answer, is hepatitis C antibodies the same as having hepatitis C infection?

No: About 25% of people who have hcv antibodies, indicating that they were exposed to this virus, will have spontaneously cleared the infection through their immune response. The only way to know if you actually have active infection is to test for hcv RNA (viral load). If the RNA is detected the person has active infection and could have liver damage. ...Read more

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Same long term effects of hepatitis C and hepatitis d?

Same long term effects of hepatitis C and hepatitis d?

Similar : To have hepatitis d one must have hepatitis b. Hepatitis b and c can have similar outcomes. Both put patients at risk for cirrhosis and cancer(though HBV can develop cancer w/o cirrhosis ). ...Read more

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Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?

Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?

MD, SONO, AFP lab: Liver cancer (ca) in hep c generally occurs if there is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. Hep b can get ca without cirrhosis. Check with md for viral load, genotype, other possible hep viruses, other causes chronic liver disease (autoimmune, iron, copper disease). May need liver biopsy to decide on need for rx (and type). Sonogram (no xrays), Alpha feto protein (afp, tumor marker). ...Read more

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Aids, hepatitis b and hepatitis C are caused by pathogens that are found in the blood of those infected?

Aids, hepatitis b and hepatitis C are caused by pathogens that are found in the blood of those infected?

Viral Infections: Not sure what you are really asking or how this answer will in any way add to your medical knowledge. But, yes, of course. These three major viral illnesses are common and many of those infected have these viruses as chronic active infections in their blood stream. 80% of those adults who get hep b will clear the infection from their blood. New treatments for hep c can lead to cure. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

What are the possible causes of hepatitis B?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?
What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read more

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Common ways of hepatitis C transmission?

Common ways of hepatitis C transmission?

3 common ways: There are several ways to transmit. Blood transfusion and needle sharing are the 2 far most common. It can be transmitted by rough sex...But is much more difficult. Mothers may also transmit it to newborns during the birthing process. ...Read more

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What precautions would someone with hep c need to take. Are the precautions the same for those with a low viral load and those with a high viral load?

What precautions would someone with hep c need to take. Are the precautions the same for those with a low viral load and those with a high viral load?

Same precautions: Hep C is transmitted by blood contamination only usually through needle sticks. There is some risk with shared toothbrushes where blood contamination can occur. Intranasal cocaine use amongst infected persons can also transmit. Sexual transmission is rare but can occur. This would be the only situation where high viral load may play a role. Get treated and get rid of the Hep C. ...Read more

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Are there differences between hepatitis C and liver disease?

Are there differences between hepatitis C and liver disease?

No: Hepatitis c is a type of liver disease. The virus infects the cells of the liver and damage results. Other things can cause liver disease as well including other viruses (hepatitis b, a), alcohol, fat, drugs/medication, etc. ...Read more

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Will a hepatitis test show any kind of hepatitis, including alcoholic hepatitis?

Will a hepatitis test show any kind of hepatitis, including alcoholic hepatitis?

No: "hepatitis tests" are tests for viral hepatitis, the most common of which are A (infectious hepatitis), B and C (but there are others). There is no specific test for alcoholic hepatitis, but there are certain patterns of liver enzymes that are more typically seen with alcohol-related damage. A liver biopsy can show changes consistent with alcohol, but these are also seen with diabetes and obesity ...Read more

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What makes some people with hepatitis C more likely to get liver cancer?

What makes some people with hepatitis C more likely to get liver cancer?

Cirrhosis: Hepatitis c commonly causes chronic liver disease. Over time, if untreated, and with ongoing inflammation, can lead to scarring (cirrhosis). Hep c patients with cirrhosis are at increased risk for liver cancer. Goals of rx are to get rid of virus, stop the inflammation, prevent the scarring, and prevent cancer as well as liver failure. ...Read more

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What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis?

Tattoos and disease: I am not sure what you are asking here. Laws or statutes regulating tattooing differ by state. Whoever does your tattoo should use scrupulous cleaning technique to prevent spread of blood-borne diseases from person to person. If a shop is messy, it is a pretty good indication of cleaning techniques. Common sense will keep you safe. ...Read more

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If liver enzyme levels are slightly elevated (alt 54) could this be due to fatty liver?Been vaccinated for hep a&b and don't meet hep c risk factors.

If liver enzyme levels are slightly elevated (alt 54) could this be due to fatty liver?Been vaccinated for hep a&b and don't meet hep c risk factors.

Possible: Many things can cause a slight elevation in alt. A repeat level should be done to monitor for trend. If continues abnormal then workup is indicated. ...Read more

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