Long-term follow-up of chronic hepatitis C in patients diagnosed at a tertiary-care center.

@article{Forns2001LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term follow-up of chronic hepatitis C in patients diagnosed at a tertiary-care center.},
  author={Xavier Forns and Sergi Ampurdan{\'e}s and J M S{\'a}nchez-Tapias and Magda Guilera and Miquel Sans and Alberto S{\'a}nchez-Fueyo and Llorenç Quint{\'o} and P Joya and Miquel Bruguera and J. J. Rodes},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={265-71}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The natural history of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) is not completely understood. This study was aimed to evaluate the long-term outcome of the disease over a prolonged period of time and to identify factors associated with progression. METHODS One hundred and sixteen patients with non-cirrhotic chronic non-A, non-B hepatitis consecutively diagnosed at a tertiary hospital between 1971 and 1977 were followed until December 1998 or until death. Patients with significant alcohol… CONTINUE READING
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