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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 for years. 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

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: 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, irritable bowel syndrome, is...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....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...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)....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...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 of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac...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...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 cancer, irritable...read more »

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic Hepatitis C

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Clinical Trials for Chronic Hepatitis C

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Prevention of Chronic Hepatitis C

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