Global epidemiology of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in people who inject drugs: results of systematic reviews

@article{Nelson2011GlobalEO,
  title={Global epidemiology of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in people who inject drugs: results of systematic reviews},
  author={Paul Kurt Nelson and Bradley M. Mathers and Benjamin Cowie and Holly Hagan and Louisa Degenhardt},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2011},
  volume={378},
  pages={571-583}
}
BACKGROUND Injecting drug use is an important risk factor for transmission of viral hepatitis, but detailed, transparent estimates of the scale of the issue do not exist. We estimated national, regional, and global prevalence and population size for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) in injecting drug users (IDUs). METHODS We systematically searched for data for HBV and HCV in IDUs in peer-reviewed databases (Medline, Embase, and PsycINFO), grey literature, conference… CONTINUE READING
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