Hepatitis - Viral | Hepatitis C

Rare cause of acute hep

Risk Factors

  • Vertical
  • Sexual
  • Spread via needles
  • Unscreened blood transfusion
  • Cocaine inhaling tools
  • Needle sticks in health care workers
  • 10-20% resolve spontaneously
  • Long term risk cirrhosis and HCC w/chronic infxn

Symptoms

  • Most w/acute hep C are asx
  • Those w/sx have RUQ pain, f, malaiae, jaudice

Physical Exam Findings

  • Most have no findings in acute phase