A Case Study

This is the picture of a 64 yr old man. He is very fatigued. See how skinny his arms are, how thin his skin at the sides of his head. His belly is swollen due to fluid accumulation and his umbilical area protrudes with an irregular hard feeling area next to this. He has turned yellow.

His history presents a worst case scenario. Too many people worldwide walk around and go undiagnosed with HCV infection until finally symptoms develop like in him. Transfusion associated hepatitis C has become very rare because blood is so much better screened.