Global epidemiology and burden of HCV infection and HCV-related disease

@article{Thrift2017GlobalEA,
  title={Global epidemiology and burden of HCV infection and HCV-related disease},
  author={Aaron P Thrift and Hashem B El-Serag and Fasiha Kanwal},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={14},
  pages={122-132}
}
Chronic HCV infection is a global health problem that affects >184 million people worldwide. HCV is associated with several hepatic and extrahepatic disorders, including several malignancies. The burden of HCV-related disorders is influenced by the number of new and existing cases, number of existing cases and the natural history of the infection. The natural history of HCV is affected by several demographic, virological, clinical and lifestyle factors. Major variations exist in the burden of… CONTINUE READING
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