It is possible that the main title of the report Hepatitis C is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
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).
American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Office of Communications and Government Relations
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Hepatitis C Society of Canada
P.O. Box 33544
50 Dundurn Street South
Ontario, L8P 4X4
Hepatitis C Outreach Project
P.O. Box 248
Vancouver, WA 98666
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
University of Chicago
5841 South Maryland Ave, MC 2030
Chicago, IL 60637
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Anemia Institute for Research and Education
151 Bloor Street West, Suite 600
Toronto Ontario, M5S 1S4
3 St. Andrews Place
London, NW1 4LB
Tel: 020 7486 0341
Fax: 020 7224 2012
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