Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) medical animation
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The infection is often asymptomatic, but chronic infection can lead to scarring of the liver and ultimately to cirrhosis, which is generally apparent after many years. In some cases, those with cirrhosis will go on to develop liver failure, liver cancer or life-threatening esophageal and gastric varices.
This medical animation depicts the initial stages of the Hepatitis C Virus lifecycle - HCV binding to Hepatocyte receptors, and the uncoating step, releasing positive strand viral RNA.
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