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Prenatal Exposure to Hep C
Dec 29, 2009

Testing shortly after birth was positive for Hep C antibodies. PRC Test at 15 months is negative. Does this mean baby was exposed but didn't contract? Or cleared? Or could still have virus? Thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

The baby probably got antibodies from his or her mother.....just like you get other protective antibodies against other infections at birth....

The fact that the RNA is negative is great news because there is no evidence of infection.

hbsag negative?
hepatitis profile with HCV

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