ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Viral hepatitis
1E51 — Chronic viral hepatitis
1E51.1 — Chronic hepatitis C

ICD-11 1E51.1 — Chronic hepatitis C

A liver disease characterised by liver inflammation and fibrosis caused by more than 6 months of infection with the hepatitis C virus. Even at stage of cirrhosis there may be no symptoms. Otherwise, clinical features include fatigue and impaired quality of life, hard liver edge and complications of cirrhosis (muscle wasting, ascites, splenomegaly/portal hypertension). Chronic hepatitis C increases the risks of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, which contribute to increased all-cause mortality. Transmission is by blood and body fluid contamination, rarely by sexual transmission and from mother to baby at the time of birth (vertical transmission). Confirmation of the diagnosis is by detection of HCV RNA in the presence of a positive anti-HCV in serum.

The diagnosis includes nothing.

It excludes 1 item.

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (DB92)

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

The diagnosis is coded elsewhere:

The diagnosis is included in 2 other classes.

  • Chronic hepatitis B, co-infected with hepatitis C virus (1E51.0Y)
  • Chronic hepatitis B, co-infected with hepatitis C virus and hepatitis D virus (1E51.0Y)

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