NATURAL COURSE OF HEPATITIS C

NATURAL COURSE OF HEPATITIS C

In patients with hepatitis C infection, 25-50% clears the infection spontaneously. These are diagnosed by positive anti-HCV antibodies and negative HCV RNA. These patients also have normal liver enzyme levels. More women clear the infection then men. Patients who develop chronic HCV usually have nonspecific symptoms such as malaise and fatigue. On investigation these patients …