What Is Hepatitis “G”

This type of hepatitis is widespread everywhere. The frequency of its detection is about eight percent. The hepatitis “G” is the younger relative of hepatitis “C”; it is able to be transmitted in the same way as its elder brother, through a blood. This illness has wide spread occurrence among drug-addicted people, but sexual way of transmitting of the virus is not excluded.

Almost on all the symptoms action of hepatitis “G” virus reminds hepatitis “C”; but it has no abruptly expressed infectious process leading to a cirrhosis and malignant tumors of a liver. Generally, the hepatitis “G” proceeds as unnoticeable and asymptomatic, action of this virus and its clinical aspects till today are badly studied. An outcome of this disease is either an absolute recovery or transition of illness to a chronic stage, with the long term of a virus carriage. The duet of viruses “C” and “G” is capable to accelerate formation of cirrhosis. Virus “G” is diagnosed by means of blood test which allows finding out viral DNA.

Treatment of the hepatitis “G” is aimed at:

• Inflammatory process removal in a liver not to give hepatitis to develop into cirrhosis;

• Reducing of viruses’ quantity or their complete destruction.

For treatment of the hepatitis “G” as other hepatitis the interferon containing preparations which promote prevention of penetration of an infection into healthy cells of a liver is applied. Interferon doesn’t guarantee convalescence but is capable to prevent transition of the disease to more severe form.

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