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Risk Factors for Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus from Pregnant Woman to Infant

Purpose:

To evaluate a pregnant woman with antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) for risk of transmission to the infant.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests, other testing, prevention

ICD-10:

B17.1, B18.2

Description:

A pregnant infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) may transmit the virus to her infant. A number of risk factors may affect whether the infant becomes infected or not.

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