Hepatitis C virus

Scott Bowden

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Infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) has become a global health problem with a prevalence estimated by the World Health Organization of 2%, representing 123 million people. In developed countries, HCV infection is the most common form of chronic viral hepatitis and up to 20% of those chronically infected will develop cirrhosis and 1-4% of these will develop hepatocellular carcinoma. The burden of current HCV related complications is considerable and modeling predicts that the prevalence of serious sequelae due to chronic hepatitis C will increase substantially during the next few decades.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPCR for Clinical Microbiology: An Australian and International Perspective
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789048190386
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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