Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management
Investigation and management of chronic hepatitis C virus infection
Elspeth Bird BSc MBBS, Shahid A Khan BSc MBBS PhD FRC P (Lond), Matthew L Cowan BSc MRC P
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 8, p.1 (123Doc Education, London, September 2011)
Chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major and increasing health problem affecting approximately 185,000 people in the UK in 2009. Longstanding hepatic inflammation can lead to progressive fibrosis that may result in cirrhosis, decompensated liver disease and/or hepatocellular carcinoma. Effective antiviral treatment exists which can cure over 50% of patients. This case-based discussion will focus on the presentation, clinical findings, key investigations and management of a 56 year-old lady with newly diagnosed chronic HCV.
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Elspeth Bird BSc MBBS
Specialist Trainee 1 Imperial College London Liver Unit,
St Mary's Hospital Campus
Shahid A Khan BSc MBBS PhD FRC P (Lond)
Consultant Hepatologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer
Imperial College London Liver Unit, St Mary's Hospital Campus
Matthew L Cowan BSc MRC P
Consultant Hepatologist Imperial College London Liver Unit, St Mary's Hospital Campus
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