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In a study of pregnant women, intrahepatic cholestasis, which causes severe itching, was more common in those with fatty liver disease.
The opioid epidemic has caused an increase in the incidence of hepatitis C among women of childbearing age, Is hope on the horizon?
In particular, having a high hep B viral load increases the risk of women with HIV transmitting the latter virus to their newborns.
All women who completed follow-up in a small trial were cured, and none of their infants contracted the virus.
A look at hepatitis C treatment and pregnancy-related issues.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its 2009 recommendation.
Researchers analyzed the immunological mechanisms that may drive this difference.
Preterm delivery is defined as giving birth before 37 weeks of gestation.
Baby boomers still make up the largest bloc of those with the virus, but youths’ injection drug use is sending their infection rates upward.
At one hospital in Pittsburgh, the rate of pregnant women with hepatitis C seen for delivery rose 60 percent in eight years.
Highlights from HIV and hepatitis C research presented at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston
Hepatitis C virus infection is on the rise among women giving birth, putting a new generation at risk for infection.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may compromise women’s reproductive capacity. Earlier treatment of the virus may help mitigate such related risks.
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