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Hepatitis C exam questions for medical finals, OSCEs and MRCP PACES

Free Hep C revision for doctors and medical students

Question 1.

How is hepatitis C transmitted?

  • Predominantly blood-borne transmission but sexual and vertical transmission can occur.

Question 2.

What are the hepatitis C genotypes?

  • There are 11 distinct genotypes of hepatitis C virus and many different subtypes
  • Genotypes 1-3 are the most common and have worldwide distribution
  • Genotypes 1a and 1b account for 60% of all disease and traditionally were the most difficult subtypes to treat. This is now changing with the development of new direct acting antiviral agents.

Question 3.

What are the complications of chronic hepatitis C?

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