Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 55–60

Current views on hepatitis C virus infection

  • Mark P. Epstein
  • Tamsin Knox
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-000-0088-7

Cite this article as:
Epstein, M.P. & Knox, T. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2000) 2: 55. doi:10.1007/s11908-000-0088-7

Abstract

Hepatitis C virus infection affects more than 4 million people in the United States and is a leading cause of liver failure necessitating transplantation. Effective combination therapies are now available for subgroups of patients at risk for progression to cirrhosis. The benefits of therapy in immunosuppressed hosts, such as HIV-infected patients and liver transplant recipients, are less well established.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark P. Epstein
    • 1
  • Tamsin Knox
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology DivisionNew England Medical Center HospitalsBostonUSA