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Volume 37, Issue 12
Publication date: June 1, 2017
Expiration date: June 1, 2020

Hepatitis C: Chronic or Curable?
Daniel H. Leung, MD (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine; Medical Director, Texas Childrenís Viral Hepatitis Program; Director of Clinical Research, Texas Childrenís Hospital, Houston, Texas

Michael R. Narkewicz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; Hewit-Andrews Endowed Chair in Pediatric Liver Disease; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Center, Childrenís Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

John M. Vierling, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation and Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Chief of Hepatology, Director of Advanced Liver Therapies, Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor St. Lukeís Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the pediatric prevalence of infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV).
2. Identify who, when, and how to screen for HCV and the importance of RNA (ribonucleic acid) PCR (polymerase chain reaction) confirmatory testing.
3. Identify the different classes of all-oral, direct-acting antiviral medications for the treatment of HCV infection.
4. List important differences between the various HCV genotypes.
5. Describe the natural history and consequences of untreated HCV infection in children.


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