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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and GynecologyVolume 2008 2008, Article ID 374517, 7 pages

Review ArticleDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Received 29 February 2008; Accepted 16 July 2008

Academic Editor: Lu-Yu Hwang

Copyright © 2008 Bernard Gonik. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus HCV is a major cause of liver disease-related death and is also the most frequent indication for liver transplantation in USA. Infected individuals can remain asymptomatic for 20 years or more, but they remain at risk for progressive liver disease. They also represent a potential source of infection for others. For reducing the future disease burden due to HCV, obstetrician-gynecologists and primary health care practitioners should be aware of the factors that promote HCV transmission: how to provide counseling and testing, and when specialist referral is needed.





Autor: Bernard Gonik

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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