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Hepatitis C is characterized by chronic liver disease, tiredness, lethargy, nausea, upper abdomen discomfort, change in urine colour, pale stools and jaundice. Early treatment is vital as undiagnosed, the condition leads to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. The first sign of the disease is persistent flu symptoms. Alcohol consumption and HBV/HIV can cause a more rapid deterioration of Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C affects up to 175 million people worldwide.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Times of India
About: Hepatitis C is a highly prevalent but treatable disease if detected early
Date: 8 November 2004
Source: Times of India
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