The natural history of hepatitis C infection acquired through injection drug use: meta-analysis and meta-regression.

@article{JohnBaptiste2010TheNH,
  title={The natural history of hepatitis C infection acquired through injection drug use: meta-analysis and meta-regression.},
  author={Ava A. John-Baptiste and Murray D. Krahn and Jenny Heathcote and Audery Laporte and George Tomlinson},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={245-51}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Our aim was to estimate the rate of progression to cirrhosis for those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) through injection drug use. METHODS We searched the published literature for articles assessing cirrhosis in this population and abstracted data on cirrhosis prevalence, mean duration of infection, mean age, mean alanine aminotransferase (ALT) enzyme levels, proportion of males, proportion HIV co-infected, proportion consuming excessive alcohol, and study setting… CONTINUE READING
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