Pretreatment Considerations for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

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C Monitoring serum aminotransferase levels plays a critical role in determining disease progression.

This answer is incorrect. Hepatic aminotransferase levels, like HCV RNA levels, do not accurately predict the degree of liver fibrosis or the likelihood of disease progression. Monitoring liver enzymes would not add much to what is already known.

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A Before starting therapy, it is essential to update the patient's liver fibrosis status by performing a noninvasive test for liver fibrosis, such as transient elastography.
B The patient's baseline HCV RNA level is the best predictor of treatment response.
C The degree of hepatic fibrosis correlates with treatment response.

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