Hepatitis C

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    07:48 The standard of treatment is now to use a combination of ledipasvir, simeprevir, sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, glecaprevir, and piibrentasvir.

    07:58 Interferons should be avoided.

    08:00 The goal now is to cure hepatitis C, not just symptomatic treatment.

    08:05 If HCV goes into chronicity, two major things that you're worried about.

    08:11 Complete death of the liver, cirrhosis, and if cirrhosis has kicked in, you need to make sure that you then yearly check up for hepatocytic carcinoma.

    08:24 What marker do you know of that will then perhaps indicate that your patient has gone onto HCC? Increase in which marker, please? Good. Alpha-fetoprotein will be increased.

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    The lecture Hepatitis C by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Cirrhosis – Liver Diseases.

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    1. Genotype 1
    2. Genotype 2
    3. Genotype 3
    4. Genotype 4
    5. Genotype 5
    1. Poor sanitation
    2. Hemophilia in a patient who was diagnosed before 1990
    3. Intranasal cocaine use
    4. Unclean methods of tattooing
    5. Hemodialysis
    1. Mixed essential cryoglobinuria
    2. Porphyria cutanea tarda
    3. Membranous glomerulonephritis
    4. Erythema nodosum
    5. B-cell lymphoma
    1. Hyperviscosity due to cryoglobulins
    2. Hyperviscosity due to complement
    3. Hyperviscosity due to increased immunoglobulins
    4. Hyperviscosity due to increased leukocyte count
    5. Hyperviscosity due to drugs used to treat hepatitis C
    1. Anti-HCV by ELISA
    2. Anti-HCV by PCR
    3. HCV DNA by PCR
    4. HCV DNA by ELISA
    5. Serum transaminases
    1. Alcohol
    2. Smoking
    3. Gallstones
    4. Steatorrhea
    5. Pregnancy
    1. Hepatocellular carcinoma
    2. Pan sclerosing cholangitis
    3. Hepatic adenoma
    4. Focal nodular hyperplasia

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     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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    By Kaylee B. on 16. February 2019 for Hepatitis C

    Informative! There were quite a few different things i learned from this lecture. I now have a better understanding of the disease.

    By Amir D. on 29. January 2018 for Hepatitis C

    Clear as always. I like the way he emphasizes things. A lot

    By QUANHUI Z. on 04. December 2016 for Hepatitis C

    Since December 2013, Several DAA drugs were approved by FDA. So you can update this lecture.