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Hepatitis C


Synonyms of Hepatitis C
  • NANB Hepatitis
  • Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Hepatitis C is an infectious liver disease caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The main causes of the spread of this disease are transfusion with contaminated blood or the sharing of contaminated intravenous needles. More rarely, transmission may occur due to sexual contact with an infected individual or occupational exposure to contaminated blood. Associated symptoms, which may range from mild to severe, may include fever, fatigue, weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes (jaundice). In some cases, affected individuals may develop chronic liver disease, such as scarring (fibrosis) and impaired functioning of the liver (cirrhosis) or liver cancer (e.g., hepatocellular carcinoma).

    Organizations related to Hepatitis C
    • American Liver Foundation
      75 Maiden Lane
      New York NY 10038
      Phone #: 212-668-1000
      800 #: 800-465-4837
      e-mail: info@liverfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.liverfoundation.org
    • Anemia Institute for Research and Education
      151 Bloor Street West
      Toronto, Ontario None M5S 1S4
      Phone #: 416--96-9-7431
      800 #: 877--99-2-6364
      e-mail: info@anemiainstitute.org
      Home page: http://www.anemiainstitute.org
    • CORE
      3 St. Andrews Place
      London None NW1 4LB
      Phone #: 020- 74-86 0341
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@corecharity.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • Hepatitis C Society of Canada
      P.O. Box 33544
      Ontario None L8P 4X4
      Phone #: 905-524-0212
      800 #: 800- 65-2 4372
      e-mail: mail@hepatitiscsociety.com
      Home page: http://www.hepatitiscsociety.com
    • Hepatitis Foundation International
      504 Blick Dr
      Silver Spring MD 20904
      Phone #: 301-622-4200
      800 #: 800-891-0707
      e-mail: hfi@comcast.net
      Home page: http://www.hepatitisfoundation.org
    • Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
      University of Chicago
      Chicago IL 60637
      Phone #: 773-702-5800
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: information-millercenter@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
      Home page: http://millercenter.uchicago.edu
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/



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