Acute Hepatitis C

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B The cellular immune system plays a minor role in the clearance of the hepatitis C virus during acute infection.

This answer is incorrect. The cellular immune response plays a critical role in controlling acute hepatitis C infection; strong CD4 and CD8 HCV-specific T-cell responses generally correlate with recovery from acute infection.

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A Fewer than 30% of patients with acute hepatitis C virus infection will have symptoms associated with the acute infection.
C If this patient has acute hepatitis C, his chances of clearing the infection without therapy are less than 5%.
D If therapy is initiated for acute hepatitis C, most experts would recommend using a combination of peginterferon and ribavirin for 1 year.

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