Hepatitis C. Computed tomography (CT) scan (frontal view) of a 58 year old woman with chronic hepatitis C, an infection of the liver. Hepatitis C is a virus that infects liver cells, causing degeneration and scarring (cirrhosis). It is transmitted by blood-to-blood contact. The liver (top left) has atrophied (shrunk), and the spleen (top right) is enlarged, a condition called splenomegaly. There is also a collection of fluid in the abdominal wall, around the intestines below the liver and spleen. Life expectancy at this stage depends on how well the patient responds to treatment.
August 4th, 2016
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