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Hepatitis C is a virus that causes inflammation in the liver, resulting in severe liver failure. The hepatitis C virus is spread via infected blood. The therapy used to need daily injections and oral drugs, which many HCV-infected patients couldn’t tolerate due to other health issues or unwanted side effects.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Bleeding easily
- Bruising easily
- Lack of appetite
- Confusion, tiredness,
- Dark-colored urine
- Itchy skin
- Fluid buildup inside the belly
- Swelling in legs
- Weight loss
- Spider-like blood vessels on the surface of the skin (spider angiomas)
Acute hepatitis C infection is the first stage of any chronic hepatitis C infection. Since acute hepatitis C rarely has mounting pressure, it often goes misdiagnosed. Jaundice and weariness, nausea, fever, or muscle aches may be present when common symptoms are prevalent. Acute symptoms begin one to 3 months following virus introduction and last two to three months.
Acute viral Hepatitis does not necessarily progress to chronic hepatitis C infection. After an acute period, some patients clear HCV out of the bodies themselves, known as the endogenous primary infection. The antiviral medication works well for acute hepatitis C as well. One should go to hcvadvocate.org primarily to be informed about hepatitis.