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Hepatitis C is the most common
blood-borne infection in the United States. It affects about 3.2 million
people in the U.S. and 170 million people worldwide.footnote 1, footnote 2
It is not
always clear how a person becomes infected with hepatitis C. But it is
estimated that:footnote 1
American Academy of Pediatrics (2012). Hepatitis C. In LK Pickering et al., eds., Red Book: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 29th ed., pp. 391–395. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
O'Leary JG, Davis GL (2010). Hepatitis C. In M Feldman et al., eds., Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 9th ed., vol. 2, pp. 1313–1335. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
Current as ofMay 24, 2016
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology
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