What are the treatment options for acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Spontaneous resolution of acute HCV infection may occur in 15% to 50% of patients. [1, 16, 34, 35] ​ Monitoring for spontaneous clearance for a minimum of 6 months before initiating treatment is therefore recommended. Patients with acute HCV infection appear to have an excellent chance of responding to 6 months of standard therapy with interferon (IFN). However, IFN-sparing regimens are safer and are currently recommended for the treatment of acute HCV infection as with chronic HCV infection.


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