Acute hepatitis C

@article{Maheshwari2008AcuteHC,
  title={Acute hepatitis C},
  author={Anurag Maheshwari and Stuart C. Ray and Paul J. Thuluvath},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2008},
  volume={372},
  pages={321-332}
}

Acute Hepatitis C

TLDR
Treatment of acute HCV is now based on a combination of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) and it seems promising even if clear recommendations regarding optimal regimen and treatment duration are currently unavailable.

[Symptomatic acute hepatitis C: the importance of diagnosis].

TLDR
Four cases of acute HCV infection are presented and spontaneous viral clearance in two patients at week 12 of follow-up, and sustained virological response was eventually achieved after peginterferon alpha2a monotherapy.

Difficulty of acute hepatitis C diagnosis in a hospitalised patient

TLDR
A 71-year-old woman developed acute hepatitis while hospitalised for back pain; owing to a positive result, she was diagnosed with acute hepatitis C and several months thereafter, the HCV spontaneously cleared.

Management of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Current Perspectives

TLDR
H hepatitis C virus infection leads to hepatic inflammation, steatosis, cirrhosis, and greater risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, and clinical manifestations include acute infection, chronic infection, non-hepatic complications, and occult infection.

Acute Hepatitis C in an HIV-Infected patient: A Case Report and Review of Literature

TLDR
This case illustrates the importance of considering acute hepatitis C as a cause of acute hepatitis in HIV-infected men who have sex with men with a recurrent bout of symptoms with an elevation of his alanine aminotransferase and hepatitis C viral levels that promoted anti-hepatitis C virus treatment.

Molecular Detection and Characterization of Hepatitis C Virus

TLDR
Important concepts in regard to testing for acute HCV infection are that (i) serology and RNA assessment should both be performed and (ii) testing should be undertaken at multiple time points before exclusion of the diagnosis.

Hepatitis C virus: Screening, diagnosis, and interpretation of laboratory assays

TLDR
This review aims to help blood bank staff regarding options for diagnosis and management of donors positive for HCV and how to establish or exclude a diagnosis of HCV infection and to interpret the tests correctly.

Hepatitis Viruses: Hepatitis C

TLDR
Unless a vaccine becomes available, prevention of HCV acquisition depends on minimizing exposure by eliminating transfusion of infected blood products, reducing high-risk behaviors, and optimizing infection control practices.

Hepatitis C Virus

  • A. Kim
  • Medicine
    Annals of Internal Medicine
  • 2016
TLDR
The advent of novel therapies has transformed the approach to patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and such cosmetic procedures as tattooing and piercing are considered extremely low risk for HCV transmission as long as strict infection control measures are followed.
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