Hepatic and extra-hepatic sequelae, and prevalence of viral hepatitis C infection estimated from routine data in at-risk groups

@inproceedings{Faustini2010HepaticAE,
  title={Hepatic and extra-hepatic sequelae, and prevalence of viral hepatitis C infection estimated from routine data in at-risk groups},
  author={Annunziata Faustini and Paola Colais and Emanuele Fabrizi and Anna Maria Bargagli and M. Marina Davoli and Domenico Di Lallo and Anteo di Napoli and Patrizio Pezzotti and Chiara Sorge and Rita Grillo and Carla Maresca and Olga Recchia and Carlo Alberto Perucci},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Concerns about the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are due to the high risk of chronic liver disease and poor treatment efficacy. Synthesizing evidence from multiple data sources is becoming widely used to estimate HCV-infection prevalence. This paper aims to estimate the prevalence of HCV infection, and the hepatic and extrahepatic sequelae in at-risk groups, using routinely collected data in the Lazio region, Italy. METHODS HCV laboratory surveillance and dialysis, hospital discharge… CONTINUE READING
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