Counseling the Patient with Hepatitis C Infection

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D Most individuals who have hepatitis C experience jaundice and flu-like symptoms from this infection.

This answer is incorrect. Hepatitis C is a common infection that causes few or no symptoms in most people who are infected with this virus. Because most people who get infected with hepatitis C virus have no apparent illness after getting infected, most will never know they are infected without having a specific testing for hepatitis C virus. It is estimated that about 75% of people infected with hepatitis C are unaware of their infection.

A It is unlikely that he got infected with hepatitis C through injection drug use since that was years ago and occurred only for brief period of time.
B His test result indicates that he has chronic hepatitis C infection.
C Chronic hepatitis C infection can be associated with long term complications such as liver failure, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.

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