Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infectious liver disease caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). The infection is often asymptomatic, but once established, chronic infection can lead to liver (fibrosis), scarring of progress and advanced scarring (cirrhosis), which is usually seen after many years. In some cases, patients will continue to develop liver cirrhosis with liver failure and other complications of cirrhosis, liver cancer, including esophageal varices and gastric varices or life-threatening.

Hepatitis C virus is transmitted through blood-blood contact. Most people have little, if any symptoms after the first infection, but the virus remains in the liver in 85% of those infected. Chronic infection with the drug peginterferon and ribavirin is the standard treatment therapy should be treated. A total of 51% recovery.
Those who may develop cirrhosis or liver cancer, liver transplantation, and the virus returns after transplantation is universal.

An estimated 180 million people worldwide infected with hepatitis C Hepatitis C is known to cause disease in other animals. No vaccine against hepatitis C is currently vremya.Nalichie hepatitis C (originally "non-non-B hepatitis") was postulated in the 1970s and proved in 1989. This is one of the five known hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D and E