HEPATITIS C

Hepatitis C Infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus. The infection targets the liver.The virus spreads from blood to blood contact . There is no vaccine for hepatitis c Infection. The Chronic Infection of the HCV can be cured using medication such as Sofosbuvir, Ledipasvir and Velpatasvir. The disease is accompanied by liver cirrhosis. It is estimated that close to around 143 million people are infected with HCV Infection. There are basically seven types of HCV virus, hence 7 types of genotypes are there from one to seven. Intravenous drug use is the leading cause of the HCV infection in the developed nations whereas blood transfusion is the leading cause in developing nations.

 

Lately many medicines have been approved by the various organizations for the treatment of the chronic HCV infection. They are Sofosbuvir, Sofosbuvir +Ledipasvir , Sofsobuvir +Velpatasvir. All the medicine and there dosage form are available in oral dosage for and have a 3 months to 6 months therapy regimen.95 % of the chronic cases of HCV infections can be cured with the oral medications.

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