monitoring HCV RNA for at least 12 weeks to 16 weeks before starting treatment is recommended to allow for spontaneous clearance. Owing to high efficacy and safety, the same regimens that are recommended for chronic HCV infection are recommended for acute infection. For patients in whom HCV infection spontaneously clears, treatment is Not Recommended.
Counseling is recommended for patients with acute HCV infection on nutrition, hydration, avoiding hepatotoxic insults, including hepatotoxic drugs (e.g., acetaminophen) and alcohol consumption, and reducing the risk of HCV transmission to others. Referral to an addiction medicine specialist is recommended for patients with acute HCV infection related to substance use. Alan, R., & Horn, D. L. . M. D. . F. (2018). Hepatitis C. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health . Retrieved from ? direct=true&db=ers&AN=94416931&site=eds-live&scope=site American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (2016). Management of Acute HCV Infection. Retrieved from Drugs.com (2017). Drugs by Condition. Retrieved from Arcangelo, V.P., Peterson, A. M., Wilbur, V., & Reinhold, J. A. (Eds.). (2017). Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice: A practical approach (4 th ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins app Leonor, I think you did a great job of coming up with a plan for treating the symptoms, however, do you think it might be important to find a cause of those systems? For example, the symptoms could be caused from his Synthroid. Diarrhea is a common side effect of Synthroid. Nausea and vomiting along with appetite changes are a sever adverse effect of Synthroid and needs to be reported immediately to health care provider (Arcangelo et al., 2017). If this illness was something more serious such as Hepatitis C then then we would need to treat it as soon as possible. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is carried in the blood of an infected person and is most often spread through contact with infected blood, such as through sharing needles with an infected person (Alan, & Horn, 2018). Alan, R., & Horn, D. L. . M. D. . F. (2018). Hepatitis C. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health . Retrieved from ? direct=true&db=ers&AN=94416931&site=eds-live&scope=site
Theotis, Only 20% of Hep C case will resolve on it’s own. 70-80% of people don’t have symptoms. If left untreated over time this disease can cause serious liver damage. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of appetite, jaundice, darker colored urine, chalky and light-colored stools, loose stool. Abdominal pain, aches and pains, itching, hives, joint pain, nausea, and vomiting. It is usually treated with a combined therapy, consisting of interferon and ribavirin.
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