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.
gen ...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: Related Patient Stories
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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Disease Topics Related To 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, ...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 variety of ...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" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria...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" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of...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 malabsorption disorder with a variety...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 reasons are multifactorial.
Possible conditions include ...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 possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon...read more »
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Chronic Hepatitis C: Research Doctors & Specialists
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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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