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What is typical cause for hepatitis c?

What is typical cause for hepatitis c?

Body fluid exchange: The most common reason for a hepatitis c infection is due to body fluid exposure, especially blood (i.e. Transfusion). ...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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What causes hepatitis c?

What causes hepatitis c?

Cause of Hepatitis C: This is one of the viruses that cause inflammation and prolonged damage to the liver. The main viruses are given alphabet labels to distinguish them from each other. Hepatiits a is food and water born and some oral ingestion. Hepatitis b is at high risk in blood and body fluid transmission . And hep c is found predominantly in the drug using populations, especially injectors. ...Read more

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What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus

What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus

Wrong word: Mosquito bites transmit malaria which is caused by a parasite. Hbv and hcv are caused by viruses transmitted by blood and certain body fluids. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C cause lots of unbearable pain?

Can hepatitis C cause lots of unbearable pain?

Where?: Hepatitis c can cause a number of problems like neuropathy that can be painful. But usually it does not cause severe pain anywhere. What exactly is the problem? ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C caused by an exchange of bodily fluid?

Is hepatitis C caused by an exchange of bodily fluid?

Hep C: Most Hep C is caused by blood exchange such as transfusions or contaminated needles (IV drug use). Infection through mucous membranes can occur but is less frequent. There is also vertical transmission - mother to child through delivery (2%). Although infrequent, tattooing and breast feeding, can also spread Hep C. ...Read more

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Which factors that can cause a false positive hepatitis C test?

Which factors that can cause a false positive hepatitis C test?

Autoimmune: No test is perfect. Every test has a false positive and false negative rate. Any condition that leads to lots of antibody production, like autoimmune diseases, can lead to false positive tests. In hcv, antibody response is not as important as viral load since about 25% of people will be truly infected but clear it themselves. Everyone with hcv antibodies needs an hcv RNA test for active infection. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause hepatitis C or b?

Does lupus cause hepatitis C or b?

No: Hepatitis c and b are caused by viruses. Lupus is autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. ...Read more

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Could having had hepatitis C cause pancreas to stop producing insulin?

No: no effect of HCV on pancreas. if someone was also a heavy drinker though, than can cause damage to both organs. ...Read more

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Do you think having had hepatitis C cause pancreas to stop producing insulin?

No evidence of that: Hi. All the data I've seen for type 2 diabetes in HCV have to do with liver effects of HCV on causing/contributing to insulin resistance. I've seen no data for HCV effects on beta cell function or survival. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more