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Does hepatitis c cause itching?

Hepatitis C infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The infection spreads when blood contaminated with the virus enters the bloodstream of an uninfected person.

What virus causes hepatitis C? Hepatitis C infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The infection spreads when blood contaminated with the virus enters the bloodstream of an uninfected person.

Is your rash caused by hepatitis C? Typically lasting six months or less, acute Hepatitis C can cause red, itchy rashes. Urticaria, otherwise known as hives, is the most common rash in acute Hepatitis C. Hives can also be the result of an allergic reaction, appearing as widespread, itchy, swollen, red rashes on the skin.

What causes hepatitis C rash? These red or purple blotches can be as small as a pinhead or as big as half an inch. They can hurt or itch. For people with hepatitis C, the rash is usually a symptom of cryoglobulinemia. It’s a blood vessel problem that happens when proteins in your blood stick together in cold weather.

What can Hep C cause? Hep C causes inflammation (swelling) of the liver, which causes scarring (fibrosis) of the liver over time. When scarring becomes severe, it can block blood flow to the liver.