Medical News Summary: Hepatitis C is a highly prevalent but treatable disease if detected early


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About: Hepatitis C is a highly prevalent but treatable disease if detected early
Date: 8 November 2004
Source: Times of India
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Times of India): Hepatitis C is characterized by chronic liver disease, tiredness, lethargy, nausea, upper abdomen discomfort, change in urine colour, pale stools and jaundice. Early treatment is vital as undiagnosed, the condition leads to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. The first sign of the disease is persistent flu symptoms. Alcohol consumption and HBV/HIV can cause a more rapid deterioration of Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C affects up to 175 million people worldwide.
URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/915837.cms
Related Disease Topics: Hepatitis C, HBV, HIV, Liver failure, Liver cancer, Cirrhosis, Liver disease
Related Symptom Topics: Tiredness, lethargy, nausea, upper abdomen discomfort, change in urine colour, pale stools and jaundice

Related Medical News Channels: This medical news summary article refers to the following medical channel categories:
  • Infection
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Undiagnosed
  • Undiagnosed and hepatitis C
  • Undiagnosed and HBV
  • Undiagnosed and HIV
  • Undiagnosed and liver failure
  • Undiagnosed and liver cancer
  • Undiagnosed and cirrhosis
  • Undiagnosed and liver disease
  • Undiagnosed and tiredness
  • Undiagnosed and lethargy
  • Undiagnosed and lethargy
  • Undiagnosed and nausea
  • Undiagnosed and upper abdomen discomfort
  • Undiagnosed and change in urine colour
  • Undiagnosed and pale stools
  • Undiagnosed and jaundice

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