Hepatitis C in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

  title={Hepatitis C in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.},
  author={Gamal Esmat},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={19 7},
  • Gamal Esmat
  • Published 2013 in
    Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue…
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is still one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and is the main cause of liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver transplantation in developing countries [1]. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated a 3% worldwide prevalence of the virus affecting more than 170 million people worldwide [2]. A clear geographical distribution of the virus exists due to many factors. The Middle East region is the geographical area… CONTINUE READING


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