Hepatitis C

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
  • NANB Hepatitis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Hepatitis C is an infectious liver disease caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The main causes of the spread of this disease are transfusion with contaminated blood or the sharing of contaminated intravenous needles. More rarely, transmission may occur due to sexual contact with an infected individual or occupational exposure to contaminated blood. Associated symptoms, which may range from mild to severe, may include fever, fatigue, weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes (jaundice). In some cases, affected individuals may develop chronic liver disease, such as scarring (fibrosis) and impaired functioning of the liver (cirrhosis) or liver cancer (e.g., hepatocellular carcinoma).

Resources

American Liver Foundation
75 Maiden Lane
Suite 603
New York, NY 10038
USA
Tel: (212)668-1000
Fax: (212)483-8179
Tel: (800)465-4837
Email: info@liverfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.liverfoundation.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404)639-3534
Tel: (800)311-3435
Email: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
6610 Rockledge Drive
MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
Tel: (301)496-5717
Fax: (301)402-3573
TDD: (800)877-8339
Internet: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/

Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Tel: (301)622-4200
Fax: (301)622-4702
Tel: (800)891-0707
Email: hfi@comcast.net
Internet: http://www.hepatitisfoundation.org

Hepatitis C Society of Canada
P.O. Box 33544
50 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton
Ontario, L8P 4X4
Canada
Tel: 9055240212
Fax: 9055240224
Tel: 800 652 4372
Email: mail@hepatitiscsociety.com
Internet: http://hepctorontochapter.tripod.com/

Hepatitis C Outreach Project
P.O. Box 248
Vancouver, WA 98666
Tel: (503)285-8712
Email: info@hcop.org
Internet: http://www.hcop.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
University of Chicago
5841 South Maryland Ave, MC 2030
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773)702-5800
Fax: (773)702-5577
Internet: http://millercenter.uchicago.edu

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

Anemia Institute for Research and Education
151 Bloor Street West
Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1S4
Canada
Tel: 416-969-7431
Fax: 416-969-7420
Tel: 877-992-6364
Email: info@anemiainstitute.org
Internet: http://www.anemiainstitute.org

CORE
3 St. Andrews Place
London, NW1 4LB
UK
Tel: 020 7486 0341
Fax: 020 7224 2012
Email: info@corecharity.org.uk
Internet: http://www.corecharity.org.uk

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