Liver disease in Egypt: Hepatitis C superseded schistosomiasis as a result of iatrogenic and biological factors

@article{Strickland2006LiverDI,
  title={Liver disease in Egypt: Hepatitis C superseded schistosomiasis as a result of iatrogenic and biological factors},
  author={G. Strickland},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={43}
}
In Egypt, schistosomiasis was traditionally the most important public health problem and infection with Schistosoma mansoni the major cause of liver disease. From the 1950s until the 1980s, the Egyptian Ministry of Health (MOH) undertook large control campaigns using intravenous tartar emetic, the standard treatment for schistosomiasis, as community‐wide therapy. This commendable effort to control a major health problem unfortunately established a very large reservoir of hepatitis C virus (HCV… Expand
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