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Causes of Hepatitis C

Primary Cause of Hepatitis C

The primary cause of Hepatitis C is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Hepatitis C Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Hepatitis C:

Hepatitis C: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hepatitis C, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hepatitis C:

Hepatitis C: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Hepatitis C: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Hepatitis C:

Causes of Broader Categories of Hepatitis C: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Hepatitis C as a symptom:

Conditions listing Hepatitis C as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Hepatitis C. Our database lists the following as having Hepatitis C as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Hepatitis C?

Article excerpts about the causes of Hepatitis C:
Many persons with chronic HCV infection might have become infected 20 to 30 years ago as a result of limited or occasional illegal drug injecting. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hepatitis C: CDC-OC)

Medical news summaries relating to Hepatitis C:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Hepatitis C:

Related information on causes of Hepatitis C:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hepatitis C may be found in:


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