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hepatitis
Jul 24, 2005

what is hepatitis c the dangers how it is contracted the effects

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis C is contracted through exposure to contaminated blood. The most common route for this is through injection drug use. Sexual transmission is uncommon.

Hepatitis C can cause chronic hepatitis and liver injury. Most people do develop chronic disease so it is important to be evaluated to see if you fall into a chronic stage versus someone who cleared their virus on their own.

Dr. McGovern



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