A physician's lesson on hepatitis C

One of a physician’s responsibilities is to stay in tune with the new updates in medicine. A few years ago, I attended a class about hepatitis C. We have made some great advances in the treatment for hepatitis C, but we need to find those who have the infection first.

In this class, the instructor said that patients with hepatitis C may present without symptoms and have a slightly-elevated liver function test on some occasions, then return to normal. Obviously, this makes hepatitis C very elusive and easy to miss. Here is my lesson on hepatitis C.

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