Highest incidence ages 20 to 39 years; highest prevalence between 40 and 59 years of age
Males and n...
Determine exposure risk: detailed social history including alcohol and IV drug use, psychiatric and medical comorbidities, coinfections.
Chronic HCV: Most cases are mildly symptomatic ...
Report acute HCV to health department.
Treat all patients with virologic evidence of HCV.
Pretreatment counseling includes a thorough behavioral health and substance abuse hist...
Treat early to prevent fibrosis. If cirrhosis is present, treatment may not prevent decompensation.
Monitor serial viral load only if on antiviral therapy.
Cirrhosis of the Liver; Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; HIV/AIDS
B19.20 Unspecified viral hepatitis C without hepatic coma
B17.10 Acute hepatitis C without hepatic coma
B18.2 Chronic viral hepatitis C
070.70 Unspecified viral hepatitis C without hepatic...
1 of every 10 patients with hepatitis C has no identifiable risk factors.
15–25% of HCV-infected persons spontaneously resolve the infection without specific treatment.
Look for coinfect...
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