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Hepatitis C Acute Infection

Understanding the early stage of hepatitis C infection.

Hepatitis C is a viral infection primarily affecting the liver. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread mainly through contact with already infected blood. Its severity can range from mild illness that last for a few weeks to a more serious long-term permanent liver disease.  The course of the illness can be classified in two broad categories;

  • Acute Hepatitis C virus infection: Acute HCV infection is short-term in nature and usually arises within the first 6 months of exposure to the virus. Such an infection tends to develop into chronic infection.
  • Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection: Chronic HCV infection occurs when the virus persists in the patient’s body for a long time. This can cause severe liver problems that may include cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) or liver cancer, and may last a patient’s lifetime.

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