Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that spreads through contact with an infected person’s blood. It can also be transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected person. Hepatitis C causes liver inflammation and damage, including cirrhosis. Cirrhosis prevents the liver from working properly. 

There are no vaccines currently available for hepatitis C, but there are things you can do to protect yourself. Speak with your health care provider about prevention. 

Symptoms

Most people with hepatitis C have no symptoms. Those who develop symptoms may have fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and yellowing of the eyes and skin. 

Treatment(s)

We provide on-site laboratory testing and imaging (Fibroscan®) to accurately diagnose your hepatitis C infection. Our on-site pharmacists work quickly to get approval from each patient’s health insurance plan when antiviral medication is necessary. We also provide interpreter services, if needed. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists from infectious diseases and addiction medicine provide personalized and coordinated care for your hepatitis C infection and liver disease. 


Programs + Services


Liver Center

Tuft's Center for Liver Disease specializes in treating liver disease, such as cirrhosis, fatty liver, viral hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
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Doctors + Care Team

Raza Malik, MD, PhD

Raza Malik, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Hepatology; Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #:

Acute Liver Failure, Liver Transplantation, General Hepatology

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Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS

Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

Infectious diseases, HIV, hepatitis C, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, sexually transmitted diseases

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David Lee, MD

David Lee, MD

Title(s): Advanced Hepatology Fellow
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-9292

Chronic liver diseases, viral hepatitis, fatty liver diseases, autoimmune and hereditary liver disorders

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Raffi Karagozian, MD

Raffi Karagozian, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Hepatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-4505

Transplant hepatology, Hepatitis C

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