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Case 4: Exposure to Hepatitis C Virus

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A Most health care workers who seroconvert to hepatitis C virus do not have an obvious clinical seroconversion illness.

This answer is correct. Most persons who acquire hepatitis C virus, including those who are occupationally exposed, do not have an obvious clinical illness associated with seroconversion. The lack of an obvious clinical illness makes follow-up serologic testing mandatory in the setting of a needlestick injury.


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