The concept of viral load in hepatitis C - norm and pathology
Methods of determining viral load
As you know, there are several varieties of hepatitis, but only one of them, and that is exactly the kind denoted by the letter C, is the most dangerous as it can occur completely asymptomatic. As a result the person can be a carrier and vector of infection and not even know it. Some form of the disease not only completely invisible but also absolutely harmless to the carrier. Only when entering the active phase of the virus begins to progress and provide discomfort to the infected person. The other types of the disease have pronounced symptoms, which allows early treatment and to counteract the disease. Viral load for hepatitis b or A has clear indicators and is used in most cases to determine the stage of development of the disease.
If a qualitative method only shows the presence of RNA, the quantitative analysis determines the degree of spread of the disease. There is a certain norm, the so-called boundary measure which, if exceeded, it is necessary to start specific treatment. Compliance with the rule and its digital indicator is an important part of the predict and assess the propagation of infection. 800 000 IU/ml is an indicator of the norm. Only excess means the beginning of the disease, while the approach to this indicator is the signal for preventive care aimed at reducing this number.
Conclusion on the subject
Viral load and her determination are the most important method of diagnosing hepatitis C. the parameters obtained as a result of such studies indicate the degree of spread of the disease and its character. Needed these numbers to assign the most effective treatment and preventive measures.
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