The impact of hepatitis C burden: an evidence-based approach.

@article{Younossi2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of hepatitis C burden: an evidence-based approach.},
  author={Zobair M Younossi and Fasiha Kanwal and Sammy Saab and Kurt A. Brown and Hashem B. El-Serag and Woong Kim and Amal Noor Edeen Ahmed and Marcelo Kugelmas and Stuart Gordon},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={518-31}
}
BACKGROUND Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been considered a major cause of mortality, morbidity and resource utilisation in the US. In addition, HCV is the main cause of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in the US. Recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of HCV, including new recommendations pertaining to screening for HCV by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and newer treatment regimens with high efficacy, short duration and the potential for interferon-free… CONTINUE READING
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