Severe acute hepatitis C with spontaneous cure.


  • Margarida Marques Serviços de Gastrenterologia e de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital São João/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
  • Hélder Cardoso
  • Ana Maria Horta Vale
  • Joanne Lopes
  • Guilherme Macedo



Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is responsible for 20% of all cases of acute hepatitis. However, acute C infection isn't usually recognized in clinical practice, once most of the patients are asymptomatic and, in rare cases, the acute infection can progress to a fulminant form. In 40% of HCV infections, the mode of transmission persist unknown. Nosocomial transmission is, nowadays, recognized as a way of infection. Herein, we describe a female patient, with 54 years old, with an acute C hepatitis, symptomatic, with hepatic failure. She had no risky behaviours, just a previous hospital admission 5 weeks before. The patient was kept under surveillance with clinical improvement: at 10(th) week HCV viremia was negative.


Download data is not yet available.

How to Cite

Marques M, Cardoso H, Vale AMH, Lopes J, Macedo G. Severe acute hepatitis C with spontaneous cure. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2011 Apr. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 7];24(2):379-84. Available from:



Arquivo Histórico