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Infection

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 183–188 | Cite as

Treatment of acute hepatitis C: recommendations from an expert panel of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

  • Giovanni B. Gaeta
  • Massimo Puoti
  • Nicola Coppola
  • Teresa Santantonio
  • Raffaele Bruno
  • Antonio Chirianni
  • Massimo Galli
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Abstract

Aim

This paper is aimed at providing practical recommendations for the management of acute hepatitis C (AHC).

Methods

This is an expert position paper based on the literature revision. Final recommendations were graded by level of evidence and strength of the recommendations.

Results

Treatment of AHC with direct-acting antivirals (DAA) is safe and effective; it overcomes the limitations of INF-based treatments.

Conclusions

Early treatment with DAA should be offered when available.

Keywords

Acute hepatitis C Peginterferon Direct-acting antivirals 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni B. Gaeta
    • 1
  • Massimo Puoti
    • 2
  • Nicola Coppola
    • 1
  • Teresa Santantonio
    • 3
  • Raffaele Bruno
    • 4
  • Antonio Chirianni
    • 5
  • Massimo Galli
    • 6
  1. 1.Infectious DiseasesCampania University “Luigi Vanvitelli”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Infectious DiseasesNiguarda HospitalMilanItaly
  3. 3.Infectious DiseasesUniversity of FoggiaFoggiaItaly
  4. 4.Infectious DiseasesUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  5. 5.Cotugno HospitalAORN Ospedali dei ColliNaplesItaly
  6. 6.Infectious DiseasesUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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