Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Other symptoms can include
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes),
- weight loss,
- problems with blood clotting,
- spider-like blood vessels seen on the skin, and
- breast enlargement in men.
Other possible symptoms of chronic HCV disease are
- a rash on the palms,
- fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites),
- bleeding problems,
- confusion, and
- even coma due to the buildup of toxic substances that impair brain function.
Causes of hepatitis C
Dhawan, Vinod K. "Hepatitis C." Medscape.com. Mar. 28, 2016. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/177792-overview>.
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
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Examples of Medications for Hepatitis C (HCV) Symptoms and Signs
- boceprevir (Victrelis)
- haemophilus b/hepatitis b vaccine - injection, Comvax
- Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir)
- hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (Twinrix)
- hepatitis A vaccine (Havrix, Vaqta)
- hepatitis b vaccine injection (Engerix-B, Recombivax HB)
- peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy)
- ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba
- simeprevir, Olysio
- sofosbuvir (Sovaldi)
- telaprevir (Incivek)
- Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir)