Hepatitis C is caused by an RNA virus, which is transmitted frequently parenterally. It sometimes causes typical symptoms of viral hepatitis, including anorexia, nausea and jaundice, but may be asymptomatic. Fulminant hepatitis and death are rare. A cronische hepatitis develops in about 75% of cases and can lead to cirrhosis and rarely also to a hepatocellular carcinoma Diagnosis is made serologically. The treatment is symptomatic. There is no vaccine available….
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