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What are the treatments for acute hepatitis C?

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Doctors don’t typically treat acute hepatitis C. That’s because, in about a quarter of cases, the infection simply goes away.

Some studies show that antiviral treatments might lessen the chance that an acute case will develop into a chronic one. But that’s not certain. The evidence is limited, and many of the treatments are very expensive.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Information.” 

Infohep.org: “Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir).”

Hepatitis C Online: “Goals and Benefits with HCV Treatment,” “Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni).

Merck Manual: “Hepatitis C, Chronic,” “Hepatitis C, Acute,” “Overview of Chronic Hepatitis.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Cirrhosis of the Liver.”

The Hepatitis Trust: “Harvoni.”

Treatment Action Group: “Harvoni Fact Sheet.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: “Transferability Of Economic Evaluation Studies: Is There A Generally Accepted Alternative Price Benchmark To The Wac Price?”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 26, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Information.” 

Infohep.org: “Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir).”

Hepatitis C Online: “Goals and Benefits with HCV Treatment,” “Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni).

Merck Manual: “Hepatitis C, Chronic,” “Hepatitis C, Acute,” “Overview of Chronic Hepatitis.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Cirrhosis of the Liver.”

The Hepatitis Trust: “Harvoni.”

Treatment Action Group: “Harvoni Fact Sheet.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: “Transferability Of Economic Evaluation Studies: Is There A Generally Accepted Alternative Price Benchmark To The Wac Price?”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 26, 2020

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