History of Hepatitis C in Volunteer Blood Donors
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001982|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Patients with hepatitis C may feel well and show no signs or symptoms of being ill. However, researchers would like to study the long-term effects of this disease.
Volunteer blood donors diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C viral (HCV) and various levels of liver enzyme activity will be offered a complete medical evaluation and liver biopsy. The tests will enable researchers to provide the patients with an idea of how severe their liver disease is. The virus and patient will be studied in order to understand why patients with hepatitis C develop different levels of liver damage.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Official Title:||Natural History of Chronic Hepatitis C Among Volunteer Blood Donors|
|Study Start Date :||June 1993|
|Study Completion Date :||April 2000|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001982
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|