Dr Hughes is Associate Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Duke University, Durham, NC
SMFM Consult Series #56: Hepatitis C in pregnancy: updated guidelines
SMFM Consult Series #56: Hepatitis C in pregnancy: updated screening, treatment, and management guidelines.
Hepatitis C in pregnancy: Screening, treatment, and management
In the United States, 1% to 2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. HCV can be transmitted to an infant in utero or during the peripartum period.
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