Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver transmitted via contact with contaminated blood products or sexually. The clinical presentation of Hepatitis C (HCV) encompasses a wide spectrum from a dormant carrier state to a life threatening, fulminant hepatitis. Multiple factors contribute to the clinical spectrum of presentation including variations in viral strains, the host's autoimmune reaction to the virus, the overall constitution of the host, and concomitant alcohol use.
The most common treatment for Hepatitis C is combination therapy with ribavirin and pegylated interferon. Our physicians have extensive experience with the side effects, indications for, and administration of the therapy for HCV. We can work with you to make an informed decision regarding the timing and appropriateness of therapy, and will provide support and advice throughout the course of treatment.