Hepatitis C protocol
Oct 24, 2000
Should a person with the diagnosis of Hepatitis C receive the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines? What is the accepted protocol when a person is first diagnosed with Hepatitis C?
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Absolutely! If someone has HCV they should be checked for antibodies for hep A and B and if negative vaccinated. Hepatitis A in particular can be deadly in HCV patients. The standard protocol for someone with HCV antibody is to do a genotype, a quantitative PCR, and ultrasound of the liver and most often to do a liver biopsy. DTD
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