What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver that results from the Hepatitis C virus. Acute Hepatitis C refers to the first several months after someone is infected. Acute infection can range in severity from a very mild illness with few or no symptoms to a serious condition requiring hospitalization. For reasons that are not known, about 20% of people are able to clear, or get rid of, the virus without treatment in the first 6 months.
Unfortunately, most people who get infected are not able to clear the Hepatitis C virus and develop a chronic, or lifelong, infection. Over time, chronic Hepatitis C can cause serious health problems including liver disease, liver failure, and even liver cancer.
Hepatitis C Treatment
Treatment includes education and evaluation of the disease. Laboratory tests, ultrasound of liver, and fibroscan will be completed to guide treatment and establish disease state and evaluate possible complications. Treatment of Hepatitis C, including new therapies that cure up to 97% of people, will be discussed. Depending upon findings CT/MRI or endoscopy may be required.
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Who’s At Risk, Testing, Treatment Options As Well As Prevention
You may qualify for TeleHep, a virtual treatment plan for Hepatitis C with Dr. Stainbrook. You can discuss this after your diagnosis.
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