Dr Chelsea Elwood, the lead author of the research said, 'We encourage all care providers to consider the reproductive implications of HCV
, to consider HCV
screening in pregnancy and referral for treatment of HCV
There are several reports that HCV
infection leads to accelerated decline in pulmonary functions test (PFT) parameters and others have shown high prevalence of HCV
in COPD patients.10 Derangements in PFT is recognized as independent risk for mortality.11 This study was designed to see changes in PFT on spirometery in patients suffering from chronic HCV
This patient, who also did not have behavioral risk factors associated with HCV
infection acquisition, returned to the same ED on March 23, 2018, with jaundice and tested positive for both anti-HCV and HCV
Sample from participants who received positive and indeterminate RIBA results were then tested using newer HCV
RNA testing, which has replaced RIBA as an HCV
The ultimate goal of the current study was to identify the set of factors influencing the SC of HCV
: the IL-28B gene polymorphism, gender and age of HCV
patients, the route of virus transmission, and HBV and HIV markers.
Results: A total of 6235 individuals were tested for anti HCV
Over the past few years, new anti-HCV drugs greatly improved treatment of HCV
adults were HCV
antibody-positive (indicating past or current infection) and HCV
RNA-positive (indicating current infection), representing approximately 4.1 and 2.4 million persons, respectively.
The company said the new Xpert HCV
VL Fingerstick test is now available in the EU and all countries recognising the CE-mark.
The Brazilian Public Health Service provides [alpha]PEG-IFN free-of-charge to treat patients infected with HCV
. The primary goal of HCV
therapy is the long-term elimination of HCV
from the blood, which prevents hepatic cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and severe extra-hepatic manifestations.
The gender wise result (non-significant) showed 10% and 10.7% active HCV
infection rates in males and females respectively.