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

  • HCV infection may be acquired by pregnant women through the same parenteral blood exposure routes observed in the general population[Koneru 2016]
    • The risk of transmitting HCV through heterosexual sex is very low[AASLD-IDSA HCV]
  • Vertical transmission of HCV can occur from mother to fetus, occurring at an estimated rate between 4.7% and 6.7%[Mast 2005; Gibb 2000]

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