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Health Check: New hepatitis C drugs for children

There are new hepatitis C medications that can be used in children.

There are two new FDA-approved treatments for children with hepatitis C.

Some doctors are calling it a breakthrough even though these medications are not new for adults with the blood-borne infection that can eventually lead to liver failure, cancer and death, if left untreated.

Dr. Sabina Holland, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is thrilled.

“Definitely a breakthrough,” she said. “We’re very excited to begin treating children and we’re very excited to have the option to cure them of their chronic hepatitis C.”

Currently, she said, most children with hepatitis C are monitored and only treated if absolutely necessary.

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