Hepatitis C

@article{Wong2012HepatitisC,
  title={Hepatitis C},
  author={John B. Wong},
  journal={PharmacoEconomics},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={661-672}
}
  • J. Wong
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • PharmacoEconomics
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects 170 million individuals worldwide. As it is detected incidentally through the evaluation of liver function tests or at the time of blood donor testing, it is usually clinically silent until the advanced stages of liver disease have occurred, when treatment is less effective and shortages of donor liver organs limit the therapeutic options. Combination therapy with ribavirin and pegylated interferon has resulted in sustained viral negative… 

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