The Week in Review: October 13 – October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017 News Recap: Disease Management: Women: Hepatitis C in pregnancy: screening, treatment, and management. Hepatitis C (HCV) during pregnancy is associated with serious, adverse outcomes. Infants born to women with HCV are more likely to experience fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. For women, chronic HCV is associated with progressive liver damage and, during pregnancy, can be transmitted from the mother to the fe...

Hepatitis C in pregnancy: screening, treatment, and management

Hepatitis C (HCV) during pregnancy is associated with serious, adverse outcomes. Infants born to women with HCV are more likely to experience fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. For women, chronic HCV is associated with progressive liver damage and, during pregnancy, can be transmitted from the mother to the fetus (called vertical transmission). Highly effective treatments for HCV now exist, but none are currently approved for use during pregna

Hepatitis C and women of childbearing age

Hiding in the shadow of the opioid epidemic is another troubling public health crisis, the precipitous increase in people whose liver is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). But there is another problem: HCV infection during pregnancy About half of these young people who are injecting drugs are women of childbearing age. And although sexual transmission or transmission of HCV from infected household items is rare, it can happen. And women whose partners

Women

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are complicated diseases. Women living with HBV or HCV have issues that differ from men’s. On a good note, women are more likely to clear HCV than men are. And there is a CURE now for hepatitis C, plus EXCELLENT TREATMENTS (and a vaccine!) for hepatitis B. If you are pregnant and positive for HCV or HBV, there is a chance of passing it on to your unborn child ("vertical transmission"). Talk to your health services provid