Treatment of acute hepatitis C: recommendations from an expert panel of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Giovanni B. Gaeta, Massimo Puoti, Nicola Coppola, Teresa Santantonio, Raffaele Bruno, Antonio Chirianni, Massimo Galli

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Abstract

Aim: This paper is aimed at providing practical recommendations for the management of acute hepatitis C (AHC). Methods: This is an expert position paper based on the literature revision. Final recommendations were graded by level of evidence and strength of the recommendations. Results: Treatment of AHC with direct-acting antivirals (DAA) is safe and effective; it overcomes the limitations of INF-based treatments. Conclusions: Early treatment with DAA should be offered when available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalInfection
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • Acute hepatitis C
  • Direct-acting antivirals
  • Peginterferon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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