New Treatment Options of Chronic Hepatitis C

Feb 20, 2019 | George Potamitis

Introduction

Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) is a significant public health issue, with a socioeconomic and humanistic aspect, by affecting an estimated of 185 million people worldwide (2.1). Most of acute infected patients (80% (2.1)) establish chronic HCV, which will progress to cirrhosis (20% of patients) that leads to liver transplantation. Besides cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure, are also complication of the virus and can lead to death. Specifically 350 000 deaths are reported per year in US (M).

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