Hepatitis C phenotypes

Cancer caused by HCV
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common bloodborne infectious agent in the United States. It causes hepatitis - inflammation of the liver. Approximately three-quarters or more of infected individuals go on to develop chronic disease after infection (currently 3 million people), many of whom originally appeared asymptomatic, but some may experience other phenotypes with or without treatment, including spontaneous viral clearance and sustained virological response. HCV is most commonly spread through contaminated blood, including intravenous drug use. Sexual transmission is also possible.

Read more about the three phenotypes of HCV infection.

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