26. Hepatitis C

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine3,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist4,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine3 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine5
  1. Keyur Patel1,2,
  2. Hans L Tillmann1,2 and
  3. John G McHutchison1,2

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch26

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Patel, K., Tillmann, H. L. and McHutchison, J. G. (2010) Hepatitis C, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 5

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Gastroenterology, Duke Clinical Research Institute, North Carolina, USA

  2. 2

    Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • Prevalence and transmission;
  • Acute hepatitis C infection;
  • Natural history and progression of chronic infection;
  • Diagnosis and evaluation;
  • Treatment for chronic hepatitis C;
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV);
  • most significant risk factor for HCV transmission in developed nations;
  • pegylated interferon-alpha (PEG-IFN) therapy;
  • alanine aminotransferase (ALT);
  • recombinant immunoblot assays (RIBA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • HCV genome

  • Prevalence and transmission

  • Acute hepatitis C infection

  • Natural history and progression of chronic infection

  • Diagnosis and evaluation

  • Treatment for chronic hepatitis C

  • Summary

  • References