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Doctor says my hepatitis is in quantitation with the hcv

Patient: Doctor says my hepatitis is in quantitation with the hcv level not detected and I’m pregnant is it possible my baby can be born with hepatitis?

 

 

Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.Usually, mother to fetus transmission of hepatitis C is pos sible when HCV RNA is detectable in mother’s serum and the possibility may increase with higher levels like more than 10 lakhs copies/ml.As HCV levels not detected in your case, the possibility of pregnancy is less.To come to one conclusion, after birth baby should be tested for HCV RNA at 2 and 6 months, and again at 18 to 24 months along with testing for serum anti-HCV antibodies.Take care

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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