Knowledge of Hepatitis C Infection among the medical students of Lahore general hospital Lahore

Muhammad Haris Butt, Muhammad Omer Iqbal, Hafiz Khalil Ahmad


Hepatitis means inflammation of liver. Hepatitis C is a curable disease caused by a virus that can infect the liver. The virus called hepatitis C can cause lifelong infection; fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver cancer and death. There are two phases of hepatitis c infection-acute and chronic. Acute means a new HCV infection that is less than six months old. More than six months infection is chronic infection”).It is one of the leading causes of death in Pakistan. In Pakistan about 10 million people are affected with hepatitis C which is about 6 percent of the total population.

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