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How easy is it for a father to pass hepatitis C to his child?
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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fairly easily
As long as fluid precautions are followed, and the mother has not serconverted, the child should be okay.
Have him checked at age 1 year.

In brief: Fairly easily
As long as fluid precautions are followed, and the mother has not serconverted, the child should be okay.
Have him checked at age 1 year.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Dr. Thomas Riney
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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Difficult
As it is a blood borne virus, there would have to be contact with dad's blood (or other body fluids possibly) for any spread.

In brief: Difficult
As it is a blood borne virus, there would have to be contact with dad's blood (or other body fluids possibly) for any spread.
Dr. Teresa Carson
Dr. Teresa Carson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
The virus is not a usual hitch hiker to conception.
The healthy sperm are the ones doing the job. If dad infects mom, that's different. If she has an active infection during pregnancy it is somewhat likely the baby will get it. If she had it long before pregnancy, not so much. The kid would be checked after birth.

In brief: Depends
The virus is not a usual hitch hiker to conception.
The healthy sperm are the ones doing the job. If dad infects mom, that's different. If she has an active infection during pregnancy it is somewhat likely the baby will get it. If she had it long before pregnancy, not so much. The kid would be checked after birth.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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