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Hepatitis C virus infection

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can cause acute and chronic liver inflammation — hepatitis C — and can result in liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. This PrimeView focuses on the development of direct-acting antiviral agents, which have revolutionized the treatment of HCV infection.

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Hepatitis C virus infection. Nat Rev Dis Primers 3, 17007 (2017).

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