Hepatitis C and pregnancy: An update

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Abstract

Hepatitis C is a slowly progressive disease with significant long-term sequelae including cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. Many women of childbearing years are infected with this virus and are at risk of transmitting it to their offspring. Despite this, there are many unanswered questions about hepatitis C and pregnancy including who to screen, the risk factors associated with infection, how these women should be managed during pregnancy and the options available to them after delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-293
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003

Keywords

  • Hepatitis C
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk factors
  • Screening
  • Vertical transmission

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In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 43, No. 4, 01.08.2003, p. 290-293.

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