Hepatitis C


MSH: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.,CSP: viral disease caused by hepatitis C virus; most common form of post transfusion hepatitis, also is a common acute sporadic hepatitis; may also follow parental drug abuse.,NCI: A viral infection caused by the hepatitis C virus.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Hepatitis C is one type of <a href='http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hepatitis.html'>hepatitis</a> - a liver disease - caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It usually spreads through contact with infected blood. It can also spread through sex with an infected person and from mother to baby during childbirth.</p> <p>Most people who are infected with hepatitis C don't have any symptoms for years. A blo

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