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Case Management: Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Contributing Author: Paul Y. Kwo, MD Oct 2013

Approximately four million people in the United States—or nearly two percent of the population—are infected with HCV, of whom about 70 percent are undiagnosed. The vast majority of individuals with HCV are baby boomers who acquired the infection between 1960 and 1980, primarily as a result of intravenous drug use or through transfusions of tainted blood and blood products. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.