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Chronic Hepatitis C

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Liver Disease in Clinical Practice

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Chronic Hepatitis C is a global disease with significant morbidity and mortality. In most people who are infected, CHC leads to a chronic infection. If left untreated, it progresses to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, decompensated liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. The advent of directly acting antiviral therapies for CHC have revolutionised the treatment landscape. The vast majority of individuals can now be cured of chronic infection, including previously difficult to treat populations and therapies are generally well tolerated. Identifying infected individuals and access to treatments are now the main barriers to cure.

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Tunney, R., Prince, M., Athwal, V. (2022). Chronic Hepatitis C. In: Cross, T. (eds) Liver Disease in Clinical Practice. In Clinical Practice. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10012-3_9

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