Hepatitis C

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Many things can cause Hepatitis, including excessive alcohol, drugs, viruses and chemical agents. Hepatitis C virus is one of several viruses that can affect the liver. It circulates in the blood and may cause liver inflammation including long-term damage such as cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and liver cancer. Hepatitis C is found all over the world. Before 1989, the inflammation was known as non-A, non-B Hepatitis. About 1 in 100 people may be infected in Scotland. 

Grampian Viral Heptatitis Mangement Care Network