Management of Hepatitis C with Natural and Synthetic Medicine

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 Management of Hepatitis C with Natural and Synthetic Medicine by Khan Usmanghani, Asif Iqbal , Department of Basic Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Eastern Medicine , HAMDARD UNIVERSITY, Karachi, Pakistan

during the 6 th International Conference of Infection Control December 19, 2006 Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi


Viral hepatitis is defined as viral infection of hepatocytes that produces necrosis and inflammation of the liver. Viral Hepatitis is a parenchymal disease of liver. This disease is caused by (a) Hepatotropic viruses A, B, C (Non-A-Non B), D,E,F,G,H (b) Other viruses like Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalovirus, and Coxsackie virus etc. Hepatitis C virus (HCV), the major causative agent of non-A and non-B hepatitis, poses a serious worldwide health problem. about 170 million people, 3% of the world’s population, are infected with HCV High prevalence rates Southeast Asian countries WHO

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