According to studies, there are a surprising number of people who are diagnosed with both fibromyalgia and Hepatitis C. In one study, the prevalence of fibromyalgia among those with Hepatitis C is around 15-19%. This is much higher than the occurrence of fibromyalgia in the entire American population, at only 2%. Such study suggests that chronic hepatitis C may be among the triggering factors of fibromyalgia.
What is Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a type of liver infection triggered by Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). This is a blood borne virus that spreads in the body when the blood from an infected person gets into the blood stream. Before the widespread screening of blood supply, the spread of HCV was mainly due to blood transfusions. These days, the virus spread through needle sharing in drugs.