Too many people with viral hepatitis are diagnosed late — with dire consequences

Late presentation to hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus care is common, hindering global efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with liver disease. Models of care promoting and simplifying early testing of viral hepatitis are needed if we are to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030.

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Fig. 1: Examples of different point-of-care HCV testing.

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Lazarus, J.V., Picchio, C., Dillon, J.F. et al. Too many people with viral hepatitis are diagnosed late — with dire consequences. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 16, 451–452 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41575-019-0177-z

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