Macpherson I, Dillon JF. Improving the detection and treatment of hepatitis C. Practitioner March 2021;265(1846):23-26

Improving the detection and treatment of hepatitis C

22 Mar 2021Registered users

Many patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remain unaware of their diagnosis until they present with decompensated chronic liver disease or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Prolonged infection with HCV predicts increased risk of progression to cirrhosis and increased HCC risk. Consequently, all patients with a positive HCV RNA test should be considered for referral to specialist hepatology or infectious diseases services for prompt treatment and attempted cure.

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