Hepatitis C Screening Article

PMID: 25598732 Web of Science: 000420379500027

Cited authors

  • Joshi, Shobha N.


  • Background: Hepatitis C screening is now recommended for all individuals born between the years 1945-1965 in addition to individuals who have high-risk factors. Although most clinicians have extensive experience with the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, they have limited experience screening for it.; Methods: We report current screening guidelines and methods.; Results: By identifying the disease as early as possible, screening and treatment can reduce morbidity and mortality.; Conclusion: Screening for hepatitis C leads to the appropriate evaluation and treatment of individuals chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus and prevents the progression of liver disease to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and the associated morbidity and mortality. Screening for hepatitis C is also cost effective.

Publication date

  • 2014

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 664

End page

  • 668


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