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    how would you code Hepatitis C, genotype 1A
    doesn't state acute or chronic and nothing in index for NOS. Which would I use
    Thank you.
    Last edited by arizona1; 06-16-2010 at 08:40 AM.

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    I think 070.70 is appropriate code for this condition.

    Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).[1] The infection is often asymptomatic, but once established, chronic infection can progress to scarring of the liver (fibrosis), and advanced scarring (cirrhosis) which is generally apparent after many years.

    Genotype patterns

    It is believed that theHhepatitis C virus has evolved over a period of several thousand years. This would explain the current general global patterns of genotypes and subtypes:

    1a - mostly found in North & South America; also common in Australia
    1b - mostly found in Europe and Asia.
    2a - is the most common genotype 2 in Japan and China.
    2b - is the most common genotype 2 in the U.S. and Northern Europe.
    2c - the most common genotype 2 in Western and Southern Europe.
    3a - highly prevalent here in Australia (40% of cases) and South Asia.
    4a - highly prevalent in Egypt
    4c - highly prevalent in Central Africa
    5a - highly prevalent only in South Africa
    6a - restricted to Hong Kong, Macau and Vietnam
    7a and 7b - common in Thailand
    8a, 8b & 9a - prevalent in Vietnam
    10a & 11a - found in Indonesia.

    Hope this helps!


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    Thank you VJ. You are very helpful

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