Risk factors and outcome among a large patient cohort with community-acquired acute hepatitis C in Italy.

@article{Santantonio2006RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors and outcome among a large patient cohort with community-acquired acute hepatitis C in Italy.},
  author={Teresa Santantonio and Emanuela Medda and Carlo Ferrari and Paolo Fabris and Giuseppe Cariti and Marco Massari and Sergio Babudieri and Mario Toti and Ruggiero Francavilla and Fausto Ancarani and Giorgio Antonucci and Gaetano Scotto and Vito Di Marco and Giuseppe Pastore and Tommaso Stroffolini},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={1154-9}
}
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of acute hepatitis C has changed during the past decade in Western countries. Acute HCV infection has a high rate of chronicity, but it is unclear when patients with acute infection should be treated. METHODS To evaluate current sources of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission in Italy and to assess the rate of and factors associated with chronic infection, we enrolled 214 consecutive patients with newly acquired hepatitis C during 1999-2004. The patients were from… CONTINUE READING
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