Who Gets Hepatitis C?

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Viral diseases are a serious health risk. Often the virus is not diagnosed early and spread uncontrollably. Such is the case of Hepatitis C, a disease that has no symptoms until after age 20.

Without attention to the Hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.

The diagnosis and treatment are essential in the initial stages of the disease, which increases the likelihood of cure, so Dossetti Dr. Margarita Rose, a specialist in Epidemiology, Head of Specialty Care Center HIV General Hospital José Vicente Villada , alert of the following causes …

Causes of Hepatitis C for prompt attention:

It is spread through direct contact ‘blood to blood’, so that should alert those who have undergone blood transfusions before 1995, these people should get an ELISA test or a test Anti Virus Hepatitis C to rule with infection.

The same to those who have made a tattoo, piercing or surgery before 1995.

Also contracted by sharing personal items that may have contact with blood such as toothbrushes, razors, among others.

Treatments

For hepatitis C are biologics that offer the highest rate of cure in patients with this disease, this treatment option also has the safety and tolerability profile higher.

He added, when using biologic therapy that stimulates the immune system and inhibits the replication of the virus.

Current numbers

An estimated 100 people with hepatitis C, between 45 and 85 have a chronic infection, while 70 will develop chronic liver disease and between 5 and 20 patients had cirrhosis within 20 to 30 years if not treated.