San Carlos Nursing Home will launch a free test Detection of hepatitis C cases. It will take place at 1km this Friday World Hepatitis Day from 10:00 to 15:00.
Liver specialist Dr Luciana Orellano said the World Health Organization (WHO) had set itself the goal of Eliminate hepatitis C by 2030just like smallpox at that time.
He warned that hepatitis C includes liver inflammation Produced by a virus transmitted through sexual intercourse and blood transmission (especially blood transfusions in the 80s).
Diagnosis is done with blood tests.In this case the free quick test will pass Draw a drop of blood from a finger. Results will be kept confidential after 15 minutes.
“We will be testing as recommended by the Pathology Society because if someone tests positive, they can be treated and complications can be avoided,” the doctor said.
estimate 1% to 2% of the population may have hepatitis C and not know it Because in many cases it is asymptomatic. “When hepatitis is acute, it causes discomfort. The patient may turn yellow. And it causes nausea, vomiting, but infrequently. Most often, there are no symptoms,” he said.
aureliano explained The virus can slowly progress to cirrhosis Often times, this photo It may favor the emergence of liver cancer. Therefore, they recommend early diagnosis. “The main reason for liver transplantation remains hepatitis C,” Aureliano added.
Treatment, which involves taking the drug for eight to 12 weeks, has a cure rate of more than 90 percent — though it depends on early detection — he said. «The treatment is tolerable, short-term (in chronic disease) and avoids complications »he clarified.