Virology and Immunology of Hepatitis Viruses

  • Authors: Esperance Anne Kreek Schaefer, MD, MPH; Raymond T. Chung, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/10/18 (What's New)

Summary

    Epidemiology, Viral Genotypes, and Natural History
    • HCV affects approximately 1% of the global population[WHO 2017]
    • The primary route of inoculation is parenteral, and sexual transmission is rare
    • After exposure in adulthood, HCV chronicity is common
      Replication
        Genotypes
          Immunopathogenesis
            Therapeutic Targets

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