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

  • Primary care physicians should carefully consider the impact of special patient circumstances on HCV treatment decisions and decide whether to refer patients to a specialist or work closely with a specialist to manage HCV infection in these patients
  • A simplified treatment approach for treatment-naive adults without cirrhosis, involving only diagnosis, staging, and consideration of drug-drug interactions has been developed to expand the provider pool and increase the number of patients who are treated (Management Guidelines)[AASLD-IDSA HCV]

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