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birth transmission
worriedmama74 posted:
I just discovered that I have hep c. I have a ten month old son. What are the chances I passed it to him during birth. I had a c-section delivery in case that matters. How do I get him tested, and is there treatment for babies? How can the disease affect his development or health? My mind is racing with paranoid mama fears. He is my only child and I had him at 36. I've waited a long time for him and I am so worried for him.
Melissa Palmer, MD responded:
Between 2-6%. He should be tested at 18 months old

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