TITLE

HEPATITIS C, RURAL AREAS HAVE "ICEBERGS" TOO

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA82
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is only the tip of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) "iceberg" that is seen for assessment; most data come from urban studies. North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (NCAHT) serves a rural community of 320 000; the size of the HCV problem is unknown. NCAHT receives all serology from primary and secondary care. The aim of the study is to assess the potential burden of HCV in North Cumbria, England. This study shows the increasing burden and unmet need of this disease. Increased testing shows awareness of the disease but further education and resources are required, with evidence of inadequate use of PCR and major deficits in referral.
ACCESSION #
13219134

 

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