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acute HCV
Sep 14, 2008

Dear Doctor, If a person has acute HCV without symptoms, then how does a medical practitioner or even the patient himself diagnose this? Elevated ALTs?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Excellent question. Yes sometimes testing for acute infection follows a routine blood test that shows elevated liver function tests, particularly in someone with risk factors, such as injection drug use.

Toothbrush sharing with a Hep B person
Even my physician is confused, pls help

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