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What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. Most people infected by the Hepatitis C virus(HCV) have no symptoms. In fact, most people don't even know they have the Hepatitis C infection until damage to the liver appears years later during routine medical testing.
Signs and symptoms
feeling very tired, sore muscles, joint pain, fever, nausea/ poor appetite, stomach pain, itchy skin, and dark urine, yellow decoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes called jaundice.
Causes of hepatitis C
The most common way of getting Hepatitis C is by sharing needles and other equipment (such as cotton, spoons, and water) used to inject illegal drugs.
Prognosis (life expectancy)
It depends how much of the liver is damaged and how well the patient responds to treatment.
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