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Hepatitis C

The liver helps fight infections and remove harmful substances from the blood. Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes damage to the liver. There is currently no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C, so it is important to protect yourself from blood or bodily fluid that may be infected with this virus.

Internet Resources

MedlinePlus: Hepatitis C
Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this site is a portal for both government-sponsored and privately developed health information for the lay public. Includes links to overviews, research and organizations for people with hepatitis C.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: What I need to know About Hepatitis C
This easy-to-read site gives basic information about hepatitis C and is presented in a clear and understandable manner.

The American Liver Foundation: Hepatitis C
Find the answers to your questions about how the liver works, along with information on how hepatitis C relates to the liver and how to protect yourself from this virus.


  • 100 Questions and Answers About Hepatitis C. Fabry S. 2007.
  • Hepatitis C. Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. 3rd ed. Vol. 3: 1776-1778. Lutwick L. 2006. Available in print at the Health Learning Center or online at  http://www.nmh.org/nm/health library virtual library .
  • The First Year—Hepatitis C: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Bruce C. 2002.


  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Mini-Med School: The Liver. Disc #3 - Hepatitis. 2005.
  • Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Teens Talk to Teens About Liver Wellness. 1998.


  • The Liver


Hepatitis Foundation International
504 Blick Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904

American Liver Foundation
1-800-465-4837 (GO-LIVER)

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the  Health Learning Center  at 312-926-5465 or HLC@nmh.org.


Last UpdateDecember 13, 2011