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The Practitioner 2007;251(1698):25

High hepatitis C prevalence in injecting drug users

01 Sep 2007Pais-up subscribers

Hepatitis C (HCV) infection is common in illicit drug users, and can lead to severe morbidity and mortality. Although all illicit drug users may put themselves at risk of acquiring HCV infection, a new study confirms that those with a long history of drug use and those who inject (particularly with shared needles or using preparation equipment such as spoons) are most at risk.

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