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  Hepatitis C - Medical Encyclopedia
The hepatitis C virus was discovered in 1989 and was initially referred to as a "not-A-not-B" hepatitis virus.
Hepatitis C infects an estimated 170 million persons worldwide and 3.9 million persons in the United States.
Though hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C have similar names (because they all cause liver disease) the viruses themselves are quite different.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Hepatitis_C.html   (291 words)

  
 Hepatitis C- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) poses a significant public health problem, the magnitude of which may match or eventually exceed that of Hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Hepatitis C has been implicated as a cause of cancers originating in the liver.
Although a vaccine for hepatitis B is widely available and effective, it is difficult to develop a vaccine for hepatitis C because it replicates so rapidly.
www.drdean.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/19/Hepatitis_C.html   (925 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus.
Hepatitis C infection is caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Hepatitis C is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease in the U.S. today.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000284.htm   (919 words)

  
 HEPATITIS C INFO CENTER - Updated Daily
In industrialized countries, HCV accounts for 20% of cases of acute hepatitis, 70% of cases of chronic hepatitis, 40% of cases of end-stage cirrhosis, 60% of cases of hepatocellular carcinoma and 30-40% of liver transplants.The incidence of new symptomatic infections of HCV has been estimated to be 13 cases/100,000 persons annually.
Infection due to Hepatitis C accounts for 20% of all cases of acute hepatitis, an estimated 26,000 new acute infections, and 10,000-12,000 deaths each year in the United States.
Hepatitis C Patient's Bulletin Board: This Bulletin Board is for discussions on hepatitis, treatments, etc. Please participate in any of the discussions listed on the left or post your own new discussion.
www.hepatitis-central.com   (1991 words)

  
 Hep c - Oregon ACD: Hepatitis C home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hepatitis C: Is a disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that can How hepatitis C is spread: Hepatitis C is spread when HCV-infected blood or
Hepatitis C information, chat and support for people with HCV, their friends and family.
HepNet is a huge hepatitis C resource, providing updates on patient care issues, new clinical papers, news releases and more.
tumbling.globalinfoseek.com /pgis/tumbling-hep-c.html   (693 words)

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