Chronic Hepatitis C
Chronic Hepatitis C: Introduction
A long term hepatitis C infection. Hepatitis C is liver inflammation caused by the HCV virus. If the inflammation becomes long term (i.e. chronic) chronic liver disease may develop which is a serious condition. A large number of people who become infected with hepatitis C develop chronic hepatitis C. ...more »
Chronic Hepatitis C: Misdiagnosis
Hepatitis C, particularly chronic hepatitis C, can remain undiagnosed
Because the symptoms of hepatitis C can be mild or vague,
hepatitis C can be misdiagnosed as another disorder or remain undiagnosed.
Reader's Digest reported on a case of a woman undiagnosed with hepatitis C for 19 years,
despite suffering varying bouts of fatigue or exhaustion. ...more misdiagnosis »
Symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis C
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symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis C
Treatments for Chronic Hepatitis C
- Alpha interferon
- Combination alpha interferon and ribavirin
- Hepatitis C is rarely diagnosed in its acute phase and treatment is usually aimed at management of the chronic infection. Treatments include:
- Avoidance of alcohol and medications that may worsen hepatic function, or rely on the liver for metabolism
- Antiviral therapy - Ribavirin - usually used in conjunction with interferon
- more treatments...»
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Chronic Hepatitis C: Deaths
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Diagnostic Tests for Chronic Hepatitis C
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Chronic Hepatitis C: Complications
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Causes of Chronic Hepatitis C
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Chronic Hepatitis C: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Chronic Hepatitis C
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad"...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate"...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known...read more »
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Chronic Hepatitis C: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Liver Health Specialists (Hepatology):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Chronic Hepatitis C
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Chronic Hepatitis C: Rare Types
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Latest Treatments for Chronic Hepatitis C
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic Hepatitis C
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Prognosis for Chronic Hepatitis C
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Research about Chronic Hepatitis C
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Clinical Trials for Chronic Hepatitis C
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Chronic Hepatitis C include:
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Clinical Trials for Chronic Hepatitis C
Prevention of Chronic Hepatitis C
Prevention information for Chronic Hepatitis C has been compiled from various data sources
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Chronic Hepatitis C.
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Statistics for Chronic Hepatitis C
Chronic Hepatitis C: Broader Related Topics
Types of Chronic Hepatitis C
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