The following information comes from The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To ensure that you’re viewing the most up-to-date information, we recommend visiting the hepatitis C entry at the NIDDK website.
What is hepatitis C?
What is the liver?
What causes hepatitis C?
Who gets hepatitis C?
How could I get hepatitis C?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis C?
What is chronic hepatitis C?
How is hepatitis C diagnosed?
How is hepatitis C treated?
Drugs for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C
Liver Transplantation
How can I avoid getting hepatitis C?
What should I do if I think I have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus?
Points to Remember
Hope through Research
Pronunciation Guide

For More Information

Fact sheets about other conditions are available from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse at www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
2 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3570
Phone: 1–800–891–5389
TTY: 1–866–569–1162
Fax: 703–738–4929
Email: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established in 1980, the Clearinghouse provides information about digestive diseases to people with digestive disorders and to their families, health care professionals, and the public. The NDDIC answers inquiries, develops and distributes publications, and works closely with professional and patient organizations and Government agencies to coordinate resources about digestive diseases.

This publication is not copyrighted. The Clearinghouse encourages users of this publication to duplicate and distribute as many copies as desired.

NIH Publication No. 09–4229
April 2009