Epidemiology and natural history of HCV infection

  title={Epidemiology and natural history of HCV infection},
  author={Behzad Hajarizadeh and Jason Grebely and Gregory J Dore},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
Worldwide, an estimated 130–170 million people have HCV infection. HCV prevalence is highest in Egypt at >10% of the general population and China has the most people with HCV (29.8 million). Differences in past HCV incidence and current HCV prevalence, together with the generally protracted nature of HCV disease progression, has led to considerable diversity in the burden of advanced liver disease in different countries. Countries with a high incidence of HCV or peak incidence in the recent… CONTINUE READING
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