Hepatitis C Management in Special Populations
- HCV is a major cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide[Ponziani 2011]
- In the US, HCV is a leading cause of liver-related death and the most common indication for liver transplantation[Fayek 2016; CDC HCV FAQ]
- Effective HCV therapies are available; the presence of comorbidities, coinfections, and other special patient circumstances may complicate their use in clinical practice
HCV is a leading cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma across the globe.[Ponziani 2011] With an estimated 71 million people chronically infected worldwide and approximately 399,000 HCV-related deaths each year,[WHO HCV]...