Viral hepatitis is an important public health problem. It is estimated that in Europe around 100,000 people die every year from hepatitis B and C. There are five types of hepatitis caused by viruses, ranging from A to E, but the main ones are B and C. Hepatitis research has led to two Nobel Prizes.
The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, a pioneer service since 1989, has a differentiated external consultation for viral hepatitis. With the new drugs, we have treated and cured more than 2500 patients with hepatitis C. These treatments eliminate the hepatitis C virus very easily in 2-3 months.
In 2019, we won an award from the Portuguese Association of Hospital Administrators for the C-Free Team, which has focused on the Community (Lisbon Prison, Ares do Pinhal, AJPAS, Crescer, and VITAR, among others).
Hepatitis B vaccine, hepatitis B control with antivirals and hepatitis C treatment are more than 95% effective, preventing cirrhosis and liver cancer, and saving many lives.
Get tested for hepatitis B and C at least once in your life!
Include ALT (one of the transaminases) in routine tests!
Let's avoid suffering and death from preventable diseases!
Rui Tato Marinho
Professor Fátima Serejo
Dr Paula Ferreira
Dr Margarida Sobral Dias
Dr Beatriz Rodrigues
Nurses Elza Alpalhão, Isabel Tavares