KEGG   DISEASE: H00413Help
Entry
H00413                      Disease                                

Name
Hepatitis C;
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
Description
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne viral disease caused by Hepatitis C virus (HCV) belonging to the Flaviviridae family. HCV is a major cause of persistent liver disease, with approximately 170 million individuals infected worldwide. Up to 80% of patients will have chronic infection, causing degenerative liver disease including fibrosis and cirrhosis over 20 years after infection. Some of these patients will develop hepatocellular carcinoma. Chronic HCV infection is the leading indication for liver transplantation.
Category
Infectious disease
BRITE hierarchy
Pathway
Hepatitis C
Pathogen
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) [VGNM:NC_004102]
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