Dried blood spot specimens could be a reliable alternative testing specimen, which may increase hepatitis B and C diagnostic opportunities for rural, remote, and hard to reach regions.
In patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) with early fibrosis and cirrhosis, the decline in platelet count and growth factors (GFs) suggests that platelets are a key source of GFs and influence GF decline, according to study results published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences. The results also indicated that patients with early fibrosis had…
Investigators found data that showed certain factors contributed to reinfection with the hepatitis C virus after treatment with direct-acting antivirals in people who inject drugs.
Researchers found data that showed in countries with low or middle incomes the burden of hepatitis C virus infection has increased the risk for cardiovascular disease.