Late Presentation for Care Among Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C: Prevalence and Risk Factors

Janne Fuglsang Hansen, Sofie Hallager, Anne Øvrehus, Nina Weis, Peer Brehm Christensen, Court Pedersen

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Abstract

Patients with chronic hepatitis C may have advanced fibrosis at first evaluation. Using the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) definition (FibroScan® >9.5 kPa) for "late presenter for care" (LP), we found that 32% (169 of 527) of patients were LP. Being a LP was associated with increasing age and a history of alcohol overuse.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofx257
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number1
Number of pages3
ISSN2328-8957
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • chronic hepatitis C
  • cirrhosis
  • fibrosis
  • late presentation
  • liver stiffness measurement

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Late Presentation for Care Among Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C : Prevalence and Risk Factors. / Hansen, Janne Fuglsang; Hallager, Sofie; Øvrehus, Anne; Weis, Nina; Brehm Christensen, Peer; Pedersen, Court.

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