Condition: Hepititis C virus



DESCRIPTION: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a small (55-65 nm in size), enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. Hepatitis C virus is the cause of hepatitis C in humans. The hepatitis C virus particle consists of a core of genetic material (RNA), surrounded by an icosahedral protective shell of protein, and further encased in a lipid (fatty) envelope of cellular origin. Two viral envelope glycoproteins, E1 and E2, are embedded in the lipid envelope.[1] Replication of HCV involves several steps. The virus replicates mainly in the hepatocytes of the liver, where it is estimated that daily each infected cell produces approximately fifty virions (virus particles) with a calculated total of one trillion virions generated. The virus may also replicate in peripheral blood mononuclear cells, potentially accounting for the high levels of immunological disorders found in chronically-infected HCV patients. HCV has a wide variety of genotypes and mutates rapidly due to a high error rate on the part of the virus' RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

Diseases Hepititis C virus is associated with:

Hepititis C | Liver Disease |

Symptoms associated with Hepititis C virus:

High liver enzymes | Jaundice | Lipid peroxidation | Yellow skin |

List of EAP product(s) which may assist with Hepititis C virus :

ThioGel | ThioGel - L |




List of other EAP products:

OmniFlex | ThioGel | ThioGel - L |

 

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