The impact of hepatitis C on the conception of a child

Автор Gepatit.PRO 21/01/2017 0 Комментарий (-ев) Diagnostics and inspection,Living with hepatitis,

The impact of hepatitis C on the conception of a child

Hepatitis C is the most common type of the disease. Its danger is expressed in a large number of genotypes and their unique ability to mutate. This feature of the virus significantly complicates the therapy of pathology.


How does hepatitis C affect the conception of a child?


People infected with hepatitis C can live smoothly for a long time, as well as healthy ones. This is due to the fact that this disease in most cases does not manifest itself. In addition, for example, hepatitis C in men and conception are absolutely compatible concepts, since medical studies indicate that the father can not infect the fetus with this virus: in almost all cases, children who are born from a carrier of HCV, are born completely healthy. But it is necessary to remember about the existing low probability of infection with hepatitis C of a woman in the process of intimacy, so the expectant mother needs to be systematically tested, and also checked at the stage of pregnancy planning.

If the acute form of hepatitis C in men and conception is only planned, it is necessary to postpone it until the full recovery of the future father and his rehabilitation. In any case, a man does not directly infect the child with HCV, but he is able to infect the expectant mother, who can transmit the virus to the baby during childbirth or breastfeeding.

Currently, viral hepatitis C is one of the most serious diseases of liver tissues and cells. In the absence of proper treatment, the virus can lead to serious consequences up to death. If we talk about therapy, the Protocol for the treatment of hepatitis C provides antiviral therapy and drugs that strengthen the human immune system and contribute to the restoration of liver functions.


Hepatitis C: the clinical picture of the newborn


Although infection with viral hepatitis C in infants is extremely rare, it is still possible. Therefore, in the presence of a history of father or mother of HCV, parents should carefully monitor the health of the baby, in order to timely seek the help of specialists at the first manifestations and symptoms of the disease. A newborn may be observed:

  • skin rash;
  • regular stool disorders (diarrhea or constipation);
  • reduced appetite or no appetite at all;
  • fever.

Since hepatitis C does not develop quickly enough, and at the beginning of the disease – almost without symptoms, babies with suspected virus should be regularly and carefully examined. The first research should be done immediately after the birth of the baby, and then – every three months. The list of required analyses consists of:

  • coagulograms;
  • biochemical and General blood analysis;
  • a series of tests for antibodies to hepatitis C virus;
  • ultrasound examination of the abdominal cavity;
  • biopsy of the liver (in rare cases).

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