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Revista médica de Chile

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URZUA, Álvaro et al. Acute hepatitis C. Report of seven cases. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2020, vol.148, n.12, pp.1813-1818. ISSN 0034-9887.

Hepatitis C virus infection is a major global public health problem. Treatment with direct-acting antivirals is intended to eradicate the chronic form of this infection by 2030. Although uncommon, the acute form of presentation is increasingly recognized, especially in some high-risk populations, such as men who have sex with men without protection. Its virological and serological diagnosis is not standardized, so clinical suspicion is essential. Its early detection allows a timely treatment. We report seven cases of acute HCV hepatitis in a national reference center, its presentation, diagnosis and treatment. We discuss populations at risk and the change in therapeutics with the use of direct-acting antiviral drugs.

Keywords : Antiviral Agents; Hepacivirus; Hepatitis C; Hepatitis, Viral, Human.

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