Hepatitis C Management in Special Populations

  • Author: Mark S. Sulkowski, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/17/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Prevalence of HCV infection in children in the US is estimated to be low. Rates in the developing world are higher
  • HCV infection may be acquired by children through medical procedures, illicit drug use, and from mother to child
  • Studies suggest overall incidence of mother-to-child transmission is between 4% to 7%,[Mast 2005; Gibb 2000] with most cases due to perinatal transmission[Mok 2005]

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