Acute hepatitis C: current status and remaining challenges.

  title={Acute hepatitis C: current status and remaining challenges.},
  author={Teresa Santantonio and J Wiegand and Joern Tilman Gerlach},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  volume={49 4},
The acute phase of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a key point in the evolution of hepatitis C. In some patients, the infection resolves spontaneously, whereas in others it develops into chronic disease. However, because acute hepatitis C is often asymptomatic, detection and diagnosis are usually difficult. What is more, there are no established treatment guidelines, leaving physicians to make several challenging decisions, such as whether to treat, when to treat and what treatment… CONTINUE READING
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