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Whitty, Marie and MacHale, Siobhan and Murray, Frank (2011) One-year audit of an irish specialist psycho-gastroenterology hepatitis C service. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 28 , (3) , pp. 153-155.

Hepatitis C is a common condition affecting approximately 170 million patient's worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that 8.9 million people in the European region are infected with Hepatitis C. Untreated chronic hepatitis C infection may result in cirrhosis (20-25%), end-stage liveer disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (1-4%).

Hepatitis C is the cause of about one half of all cases of primary liver cancer in the developed world. Patients with HCV infection also have a higher prevalence of psychiatric illnes than the general population, and individuals with psychiatric illness and drug dependence have higher rates of HCV infection than the general population.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2011
Page Range:pp. 153-155
Publisher:Medmedia Group
Volume:28
Number:3
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Genetic disorder

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