Hepatitis C: an update on the silent epidemic.

  title={Hepatitis C: an update on the silent epidemic.},
  author={Steedman A. Sarbah and Zobair M Younossi},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={30 2},
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) currently infects an estimated 2-3 million people in the United States and 175 million people globally. Over 80% of infected patients go on to develop chronic disease. Most patients remain asymptomatic despite silent, insidious progression of the disease. The sequelae of HCV-induced chronic liver disease accounts for 8,000-10,000 deaths annually in the United States and is currently the leading indication for liver transplantation. The cost of this epidemic to the United… CONTINUE READING


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