True about Hepatitis C virus- (AIPG 09)
|B||Does not cause liver cancer|
|C||Most common cause of liver transplantation|
|D||Does not cause coinfection with Hepatitis B virus|
a. HCV nfection is the most common cause of liver transplantation.
b. As the mode of acquisition of HBV and HCV is the same, i. e. parenteral, coinfection can occur.
c. It is an RNA virus belonging to Flaviviridae.
d. The disease has an insidious onset after an incubation period of 15-150 days.
e. Usually mild disease with mild elevation of liver enzymes.
f. Fulminant disease is rare.
g. Despite mild nature of disease, 70-90 % of cases progress to chronic liver disease.
h. 20-50% of infected develop cirrhosis
i. The rate of hepatocellular carcinoma in HCV infection is 5-25 %.