UCSB Science Line
Sponge Spicules Nerve Cells Galaxy Abalone Shell Nickel Succinate X-ray Lens Lupine
UCSB Science Line
Home
How it Works
Ask a Question
Search Topics
Webcasts
Our Scientists
Science Links
Contact Information
What exactly does Hepatitus C do to your body?
Answer 1:

Here is a web site where I got most of my information from:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/

Hepatitis C is found all around the world and is transmitted from human to human. It is spread between humans by the "parenteral" route. The word parenteral means "other than by mouth or respiratory system." Therefore, use of contaminated needles such as among recreational drug users, transmission by contaminated blood or secretions through open wounds, tattooing with inadequately disinfected tattoo needles.

Hepatitis C is a serious disease that injures the liver, elevate the "liver enzymes" in the blood, and cause jaundice. Hepatitis C persists in the cells and reappears periodically to cause recurrent liver damage and scarring with often tragic long term effects including cirrhosis and liver cancer.


Click Here to return to the search form.

University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory National Science Foundation
This program is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UCSB School-University Partnerships
Copyright © 2015 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.
UCSB Terms of Use