Journal article

Hepatitis C and pregnancy: an update.

Michelle Giles, Margaret Hellard, Joe Sasadeusz

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | Published : 2003

Abstract

Hepatitis C is a slowly progressive disease with significant long-term sequelae including cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. Many women of childbearing years are infected with this virus and are at risk of transmitting it to their offspring. Despite this, there are many unanswered questions about hepatitis C and pregnancy including who to screen, the risk factors associated with infection, how these women should be managed during pregnancy and the options available to them after delivery.