Acute Hepatitis C

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D If therapy is initiated for acute hepatitis C, most experts would recommend using a combination of peginterferon and ribavirin for 1 year.

This answer is incorrect. Currently accepted regimens include standard interferon or peginterferon for 12 to 24 weeks. Ribavirin is not routinely added to therapy for acute hepatitis C.

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

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