Tag Archives: hepatitis C

Setting the epidemiological scenario of HCV infection in the islands of the Amazon region

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major health problem. This viral infection is related to several serious clinical complications. About 2.2% of the world’s population is infected with HCV, most infected are asymptomatic and unconscious of

Arabinoxylan rice bran (Biobran) for the treatment of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has infected approximately 150 million people world-wide (about 3% of the world population) and causes approximately 700,000 deaths each year.  It has been shown to be a causal factor of liver cirrhosis, scarring

Is the fibrosis a key factor in the management of HCV infection?

The advent of the new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) has increased enormously the sustained virological response (SVR) rates over 95% in almost all sceneries with an excellent safety profile, even in advanced stages

Throwing a wrench into the hepatitis C replication machine

As an essential step in its replication cycle, the human hepatitis C virus (HCV) must make a copy of its RNA genome. The major player in this process is the NS5B polymerase, a molecular machine which uses

Do doctors understand what helps patients with hepatitis C stay on and complete their treatment?

To be cured of hepatitis C, patients must take their medications as prescribed without missing doses and complete the full course of treatment. However, almost half of patients with hepatitis C find it difficult to take their

Prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C virus infections among candidates for orthopedic trauma surgeries

Infectious diseases are diseases caused by bacteria, virus or fungus micro organism and very readily given by one person to another. These diseases especially those that are transmitted via human blood and cause disease in humans include,

HCV controls the export machinery of infected cells to increase its own spread

When a virus infects a cell it changes a lot of the cells functions and behavior to its own benefit. The virus reproduces inside the cell and forces it to release many new virus particles which can

A novel hepatitis C DNA vaccine

Since their development, vaccines have reduced the global burden of disease. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes persistent infection and is a leading cause of liver disease. To date, no vaccine is currently available, and treatment is costly