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Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2011) National Hepatitis C Database for infection acquired through blood and blood products. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

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Hepatitis C infection is a major cause of liver disease and it is estimated that up to 20% of people with chronic infection will develop cirrhosis over a 20 to 25 year period. Very effective treatment is now available, which eradicates the virus in over 50% of cases.

Approximately 1,700 people in Ireland became infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) through contaminated blood and blood products. The National Hepatitis C Database was established to gather information on people infected in this way. This report describes the results of the third
round of data collection.

Alcohol consumption
• Information about alcohol consumption was infrequently recorded. However, alcohol intake in excess of the recommended limits (for the general population) was recorded in the medical National Hepatitis C Database for infection acquired through blood and blood products HPSC notes of 15% of chronically infected participants where data were available; this was more common in males (32%) than females (9%).


Date:2011
Publisher:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Corporate Creators:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C

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