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November 3, 2023


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CDC Recommendations for Hepatitis C Testing Among Perinatally Exposed Infants and Children

In the United States, updated recommendations include testing children and infants born to parents with hepatitis C using a nucleic acid test for hepatitis C virus (HCV) ribonucleic acid (RNA) at age 2-6 months and coordinating care of infants with a detectable HCV RNA with a clinician with expertise in pediatric hepatitis C management.

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