Pediatric Hepatitis C Questions & Answers

Updated: May 10, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is hepatitis C?

What is the pathophysiology of hepatitis C?

What causes hepatitis C?

What is the prevalence of hepatitis C?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of hepatitis C?

What is the prognosis of hepatitis C?

What is included in patient education about hepatitis C?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of hepatitis C?

When is hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection screening indicated?

What are the possible complications of hepatitis C?

What are the extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of hepatitis C?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Hepatitis C?

Workup

How is hepatitis C diagnosed?

What are the European Association for the Study of the Liver diagnostic guidelines for hepatitis C?

How is the hepatitis C virus detected?

Which viral serologic tests may be useful in the workup of hepatitis C?

Which lab findings are characteristic of acute hepatitis C virus infection?

Which lab findings are characteristic of chronic hepatitis C virus infection?

How are congenital hepatitis C virus infections diagnosed?

What is the role of liver biopsy in the workup of hepatitis C?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of the diagnosis of hepatitis C?

Treatment

How is hepatitis C treated?

What is the role of antiviral therapy in the treatment of hepatitis C?

How is hepatitis C prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of hepatitis C?

Medications

Which medications are used to treat hepatitis C?

Which medications in the drug class Antiviral agents are used in the treatment of Pediatric Hepatitis C?

Which medications in the drug class Direct-acting antiviral drugs are used in the treatment of Pediatric Hepatitis C?