The impact of race and ethnicity on the treatment of hepatitis C disease

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States and the most common cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality. There are significant racial/ethnic disparities in the epidemiology, natural history, and treatment outcomes of hepatitis C infection. These disparities have been characterized more extensively in the African American and white populations, but a few recent investigations have included analyses of hepatitis C infection in Hispanic, Alaska Native, American Indian, and Asian populations. Additional research into disease progression and treatment outcomes in these populations is needed. Copyright © 2006 by Current Science Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brady, CW; Muir, AJ

Published Date

  • August 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 85

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0706

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1540-3416

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11901-006-0009-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus