ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Viral hepatitis
1E50 — Acute viral hepatitis
1E50.2 — Acute hepatitis C

ICD-11 1E50.2 — Acute hepatitis C

Acute liver injury and inflammation caused by recent and short-term (less than 6 months) infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Transmission is by blood and body fluid contamination (parenteral spread) in most cases, and rarely by sexual spread or from mother to baby at the time of birth (vertical transmission). Diagnosis is confirmed by presence of recent acquisition of anti-HCV with presence of HCV RNA in serum. Clinical features occur in a minority of cases and are characterised by anorexia, nausea and fever, rarely with jaundice. A high proportion of cases (>70%) develop chronic HCV infection, with liver disease of varying severity.

The diagnosis includes nothing.

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

Diagnosis with code 1E50.2 contains 1 clarifying diagnosis:

  1. EA20 — Necrolytic acral erythema

The diagnosis is coded elsewhere:

The diagnosis is included in 1 another class.

  • Necrolytic acral erythema (EA20)

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