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Hepatitis C

Roger Pebody

Hepatitis C is a serious infection caused by a virus.

It damages the liver, which performs essential functions in the body.

Some people have hepatitis C for many years without feeling unwell or having any symptoms.

If hepatitis C treatment works, it will cure you of hepatitis C.

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Hepatitis C

Published February 2013

Last reviewed February 2013

Next review December 2015

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