The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is responsible for the majority of cases of non-A, non-B hepatitis. Affected patients are usually asymptomatic when initially infected; however, between 70% and 80% will maintain infection and develop chronic liver disease. Of these patients, 20% to 50% progress to cirrhosis, and up to 15% may develop hepatocellular carcinoma. Thus, many patients have significant liver disease when diagnosed. The following case report describes a patient with cirrhosis secondary to hepatitis C, transferred to our institution to manage complications related to portal hypertension.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society|
|State||Published - Dec 1997|
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