Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C is a viral infection that attacks the liver. The virus is spread by contact with contaminated blood, for example, from sharing needles or from unsterile tattoo equipment.


Most people have no symptoms, only learning they're infected years later when liver damage is discovered.


Hepatitis C is treated with antiviral medications.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

© 2024 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of Use