Hepatitis C

Christian E, Nahyr V. Katrina W, Addison D

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.


HCV antibody testing, HCV Viral load testing, HCV genotypic testing, il-28b genotypic testing, and liver function testing.


To pick a medication once a day called Harvoni (doctor recommended)

-Other options: taking a combination of soualdi, olysio, interferon, and/or libavirin.

Prognosis (life expectancy)

It depends how much of the liver is damaged and how well the patient responds to treatment.


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