hepatitis C


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hepatitis C

n.
A viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that often persists in the blood serum, can cause chronic liver damage, and is usually transmitted by infected blood products (as through transfusion), contaminated needles, or exposure to infected bodily fluids through sexual intercourse.

hepatitis C

n
(Pathology) a form of hepatitis caused by a virus that is transmitted in the same ways as that responsible for hepatitis B. Former name: non-A or non-B hepatitis

hepatitis C


n.
a form of hepatitis with clinical effects similar to those of hepatitis B, caused by a blood-borne retrovirus (hepatitis C virus) that may be of the hepatitis non-A, non-B type.
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Noun1.hepatitis C - a viral hepatitis clinically indistinguishable from hepatitis B but caused by a single-stranded RNA virus; usually transmitted by parenteral means (as injection of an illicit drug or blood transfusion or exposure to blood or blood products)
viral hepatitis - hepatitis caused by a virus
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Even fewer know that more than three-quarters of these deaths result not from acute hepatitis infection, but from liver cancers and cirrhosis caused by chronic infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
The Government of Pakistan has also been able to procure hepatitis C curative treatment at similarly low prices.
While stressing on the need of blood screening he said people if once screened and found positive for Hepatitis C, an individual has a 80 to 90 per cent chance of being cured, however patients for Hepatitis B and C must be screened and treatment provided to prevent the spread of the infection.
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Hepatitis is preventable, treatable and in the case of hepatitis C, curable.
Although there are drugs to cure hepatitis C, there is no drug that can cure hepatitis B yet.
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Ninety six percent of these deaths are attributable to infection with the hepatitis B virus and/or the hepatitis C virus.
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