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Viral hepatitis (A, B & C)

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it can be caused by a virus or other non-viral causes.  The main difference between the viruses is how they are spread and the effects they have on your health.

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Prevention

There are safe and effective vaccines that protect you from getting hepatitis A and B.  While there is no vaccine for hep C, by being ‘blood aware’ you can reduce your overall chance of being exposed to the virus.

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Living with Hepatitis

People with chronic hepatitis can do a number of things to stay healthy including limiting/avoiding alcohol, reducing stress, not smoking, getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet.

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Treatment

Effective treatment is available for both chronic hepatitis B and C.  Before you can see a liver specialist to talk about going on treatment, you need to get a referral from your GP first.

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A study in Germany has found that up to 35% of people treated and cured of hep C continue to show signs of liver inflammation (swelling).

Up to 10% of the study group showed persistently high levels of aminotransferase (ALT), an enzyme released into the blood by the liver when it is under stress or being damaged.

High levels of ALT are an indicator for hepatitis C, and identified through blood tests. (Find out more, here).

The reserach also shows that inflammation was more likely in people who received interferon based treatment, indicating further benefits to interferon free treatments.

You can read the full article here.

The published study is available here.

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Up to 10% of the study group showed persistently high levels of aminotransferase (ALT), an enzyme released into the blood by the liver when it is under stress or being damaged.

High levels of ALT are an indicator for hepatitis C, and identified through blood tests. (Find out more, here).

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The published study is available here.

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Up to 10% of the study group showed persistently high levels of aminotransferase (ALT), an enzyme released into the blood by the liver when it is under stress or being damaged.

High levels of ALT are an indicator for hepatitis C, and identified through blood tests. (Find out more, here).

The reserach also shows that inflammation was more likely in people who received interferon based treatment, indicating further benefits to interferon free treatments.

You can read the full article here.

The published study is available here.

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Post-Treatment Monitoring can Identify Lingering Liver Inflammation

A study in Germany has found that up to 35% of people treated and cured of hep C continue to show signs of liver inflammation (swelling).

Up to 10% of the study group showed persistently high levels of aminotransferase (ALT), an enzyme released into the blood by the liver when it is under stress or being damaged.

High levels of ALT are an indicator for hepatitis C, and identified through blood tests. (Find out more, here).

The reserach also shows that inflammation was more likely in people who received interferon based treatment, indicating further benefits to interferon free treatments.

You can read the full article here.

The published study is available here.

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