FP Essentials™

Hepatitis C

Edition #427 | December 2014

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NOTE: FP Essentials #427 Hepatitis C cited treatment guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America in the text and in Table 3. These guidelines have been updated since publication. Please refer to the updated Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C(www.hcvguidelines.org).


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  • Recommend appropriate screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection based on current guidelines.
  • Identify the primary ways in which HCV is transmitted.
  • Use currently available noninvasive approaches for assessing the degree of hepatic fibrosis in patients with HCV infection.
  • Describe three ways in which HCV infection management with the new direct-acting antiviral drugs differs from management with the older interferon-ribavirin combination.
  • Determine a patient’s model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score.
  • Diagnose medical conditions that commonly develop in patients who have undergone liver transplantation.
  • Diagnose the most common extrahepatic manifestation of HCV infection.
  • Name three less common extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection.

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