At Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health, our doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of people living with Hepatitis C. An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver, Hepatitis C can lead to liver damage and scarring called fibrosis. Hepatitis C also may lead to cirrhosis.
Hepatitis C spreads from the blood infected person. Most people with Hepatitis C do not have symptoms. To help diagnose the virus, we use:
Treatment is curative in most cases. Treatment may take as few as eight weeks or up to 24 weeks. This depends upon:
In most cases, specialized treatments result in a cure 90-100 percent of the time. If the virus is undetected in your blood for at least three months after treatment, you will be considered cured.