All About Children and Hepatitis C?

Occurrence of Hepatitis C in children is fairly uncommon in the
United States.According to the data collected from CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention),about 0.17 percent of 6-11 year olds and 0.39 percent of 12-19 year olds are testing positive for HCV. On an average, 23,000-46,000 children are affected.

The commonest way of transmission in children is from HCV-positive mothers, during pregnancy or delivery. This is termed as vertical transmission and constitutes 6 percent of infants with HCV positive mothers.
Adolescents acquire this virus through drug use and their numbers are increasing at an alarming rate in the U.S.

Usually, progression of HCV is not so fast and acute in children as compared to the adults. Still, significant fibrosis and cirrhosis resulting in an increased risk of liver-related deaths is a definite possibility. Paediatric liver transplant and liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) is extremely rare in HCV-positive children.


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Children affected by HCV are reported to show symptoms of cognitive impairment that includes cognitive defects, learning disabilities and developmental delays.

Treatment:


Response to treatment for the virus varies according to the genotype of the patients.
The only FDA approved treatment for kids is peginterferon and ribaravin.
Side affects like depression and mood swings are common and acute.
Paediatric clinical trials using direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) have high cure rates and minimal side affects. As of now such treatments are approved only for adults.

The social stigma attached with Hepatitis C is far more ruthless for kids with HCV.
People are always accepting to others who suffer from potential infectious disease.

HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO CURE HEPATITIS C?

Surcation® is already helping patients whose insurance doesn’t cover the cost of Harvoni® with medical tourism. If you chose the similar treatment in the US, it costs between $84,000 and $95,000 just for the medication. If you are approved by your insurance, you still have today’s high deductibles and co-pays. You pay just $5200 when you chose hepatitis medical tourism with Surcation®. You can bring your spouse along for a total price is $6,400. Our clients are offered the best treatment available provided by world renowned doctors at a fraction of the cost. Surcation® offers medical financing if needed.

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