Week Ending July 5, 2022

How Long Is the Incubation Period for Hepatitis C?
“Hepatitis C (HCV) is a virus that causes an infection of the liver. It’s transmitted through contact with infected blood. Many people with HCV infections, whether they are acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), experience mild or no symptoms.”

3-antigen HBV Vaccine Offers Broad Immune Response
“Massachusetts-based VBI Vaccines Inc. announced today that new data from a follow-up analysis of a subset of participants from the pivotal Phase 3 study of the Company’s 3-antigen prophylactic hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine known in the USA as PreHevbrio™.”

Is there a link between hepatitis C and nephrotic syndrome?
“Nephrotic syndrome refers to various symptoms that indicate the kidneys are not functioning properly. Doctors recognize that there is a link between hepatitis C infection and nephrotic syndrome.”

Hep C Cure Aside, Some Patients Still Benefit From Liver Cancer Screening
“Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk declined but remained high enough for screening in the first 7 years for some patients cured of their hepatitis C virus infections with direct-acting antivirals, an observational study showed.”

Lymphoepithelioma‑Like Cholangiocarcinoma with Hepatitis C Virus Infection Treated by Microwave Ablation: A Literature Review and Case Report
“Lymphoepithelioma-like cholangiocarcinoma (LELCC) is a rare type of intrahepatic tumor that is poorly understood. It is not associated with specific physical findings and is usually diagnosed incidentally, resulting in tumors that are often large-sized at diagnosis. At present, the main treatment approach is surgical resection.”