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How do I know if I have hepatitis C?

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You can be infected with the hepatitis C virus and have no symptoms. Your doctor could find it when he checks your blood and sees that your level of certain liver enzymes is high. If that happens, he'll follow up with other tests to confirm you have the disease.

From: Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Tests WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Younossi ZM. May 1997. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,

De Medina M, Schiff ER. 1995. Semin Liver Dis

Friedman LS: Chronic Hepatitis, In: Tierney LM, McPhee SJ, Papadakis MA (eds): , 36th edition, Appleton & Lange, Stamford CT, 1997. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "FibroSURE and FibroScan in relation to treatment response in chronic hepatitis C virus."

CDC: "Testing for HCV Infection: An Update of Guidance for Clinicians and Laboratorians."

CDC: "Hepatitis C: Information on Testing & Diagnosis."

UpToDate: "Diagnosis and Evaluation of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection." Last updated September 10, 2014.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Younossi ZM. May 1997. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,

De Medina M, Schiff ER. 1995. Semin Liver Dis

Friedman LS: Chronic Hepatitis, In: Tierney LM, McPhee SJ, Papadakis MA (eds): , 36th edition, Appleton & Lange, Stamford CT, 1997. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "FibroSURE and FibroScan in relation to treatment response in chronic hepatitis C virus."

CDC: "Testing for HCV Infection: An Update of Guidance for Clinicians and Laboratorians."

CDC: "Hepatitis C: Information on Testing & Diagnosis."

UpToDate: "Diagnosis and Evaluation of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection." Last updated September 10, 2014.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 11, 2018

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