Chronic hepatitis C in the state prison system: insights into the problems and possible solutions

@article{Imperial2010ChronicHC,
  title={Chronic hepatitis C in the state prison system: insights into the problems and possible solutions},
  author={Joanne C. Imperial},
  journal={Expert Review of Gastroenterology \& Hepatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={355 - 364}
}
  • J. Imperial
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
The prevalence of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) within the correctional system is estimated to be 10–20-times greater than that which is reported in the general population. High-risk behavioral patterns probably account for the greater estimates in this population. Recent observations of more than 780 patient-inmates infected with HCV within the California Department of Corrections suggest a very high prevalence of advanced fibrosis in this population. Observational studies performed in Texas… 

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