Saif Yassen Hassan
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease that primarily affects the liver and is caused by the hepatitis virus type C. People often have mild or no symptoms –silent during the initial infection and about 75% to 85% of those initially infected, the virus persists in the liver with no symptoms in early chronic infection typically. Virus often leads to occasionally liver cirrhosis over many years (CDC, 2016). HCV is belonging to the Flaviviridae family which is RNA virus with single-stranded. Many autoimmune disorders are also associated with Hepatitis C such us insulin resistance, a low platelet count, autoimmune thyroiditis, diabetes mellitus, B-cell lympho proliferative disorders, lichen planus Sjögren's syndrome, necrolytic acral erythema, porphyria cutanea tarda anddiabetic nephropathy. And glomerulonephritis. Several disorders associated with hepatitis non-hepatitis virus have been reported, involving central nervous system, kidney, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. There are a higher proportion of deaths due to extracranial complications that appear in hepatitis infection.
Published Date: 2020-06-26; Received Date: 2020-06-05