Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of chronic liver disease in adults and children, affecting more than 180 million individuals worldwide. Vertical transmission is the primary route of HCV acquisition in children. Studies have not found effective management strategies to reduce risk for transmission. Pediatric HCV infection is different from adult infection in several aspects. This review will provide a comprehensive understanding of the current knowledge of HCV and its impact on pregnant women and infants and will offer specific recommendations for diagnosis and management.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health