Acute Hepatitis C

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C If this patient has acute hepatitis C, his chances of clearing the infection without therapy are less than 5%.

This answer is incorrect. Rates of spontaneous clearance of HCV are 10% to 60%. Most patients who clear the infection without therapy do so in the first 3 months of 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.
B The cellular immune system plays a minor role in the clearance of the hepatitis C virus during acute infection.
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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