Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA warns of liver problems for some taking hep C drugs

(HealthDay)—Taking the hepatitis C drugs Mavyret, Zepatier or Vosevi can trigger rare cases of severe liver problems or liver failure in patients who already have moderate-to-severe liver impairment, the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Medications

Expert applauds new draft recommendation for HCV screening

A new draft recommendation for hepatitis C virus (HCV) that recommends screening for adults ages 18 to 79 is exactly what's needed to address the dramatic increase in incidence of the disease, according to a University at ...

Medications

DAAs cut deaths in those treated for HCV-related liver cancer

(HealthDay)—Among patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and complete response to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy is associated with a significant reduction in the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Preventing hepatitis C transmission from mothers to babies

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Hepatitis C virus

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a small (55-65 nm in size), enveloped, positive sense single strand RNA virus in the family Flaviviridae. Although Hepatitis A virus, Hepatitis B virus, and Hepatitis C virus have similar names (because they all cause liver inflammation), these are distinctly different viruses both genetically and clinically.

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