Along with HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, viral hepatitis C is another known infectious disease associated with poverty, with the number of infected with hepatitis C 4-5 times higher than the number of infected with HIV. According to the world health organization, approximately 170 million people are infected with hepatitis C, which is about 3 per cent of the world's population, with 85 per cent of cases of acute infection becoming chronic.
The danger of this disease in the absence of obvious specific symptoms: in most cases it is impossible to know about it before the first functional disorders in the liver. Very often people learn about the presence of the virus in the body "accidentally" when passing a General examination of the body for other purposes. At the same time, everyone should remember that the preferred method of transmission of hepatitis C is direct contact with the blood of a sick person. Therefore, if there was the above fact, as well as there are doubts with the prerequisites for the unusual fatigue of the body, a weak decrease in immunity, asthenia, for your own good, you need to be examined, and the sooner, the better. The presence and level of concentration of the virus in the blood will help to know the transcript of PCR analysis for hepatitis C.
According to the results of studies, hepatitis C is much easier and cheaper to treat in the initial stages than to deal with its consequences. Resistance of hepatitis C to resistance of the immune system is explained by the ability to mutation, as well as the successful blocking of antibodies produced by the body. Nevertheless, information about the causes, ways of transmission, symptoms, methods of treatment of the disease will help not only to protect themselves from possible infection, but also to prevent the transition of acute form of hepatitis C to chronic.
It is believed that different types of hepatitis virus are common in different countries, therefore, the geographical prevalence of hepatitis C is observed in the countries of Central and Eastern Asia, as well as North Africa. On the territory of these administrative-territorial units, the highest percentage of those infected are people who inject drugs. According to research, about 75% of drug addicts are infected with hepatitis C virus.
The fact that the hepatitis C virus is dangerous not only in itself, proves that it leads to liver cancer: in 80% of cases, the cause of cirrhosis, as well as liver cancer-hepatitis C virus.
Theories that explain the development of cancer in patients with hepatitis: