Editor-in-Chief & Deputy Editor 2019-2021

 

Editor-in-Chief:

Nicolas LANTHIER

 

Deputy Editor:

Tim VANUYTSEL

 

Letters



Screening for hepatitis C viral infection in a non-urban primary care facility in Flanders


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Chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (1). We performed an opportunistic HCV screening study in a primary care facility in Lendelede (Belgium) in patients undergoing blood examination for another medical reason. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of chronic HCV infection in a non-urban primary care facility and analyze risk factors for HCV infection in this cohort. All adult patients undergoing blood examination were offered HCV antibody testing. Patients were included between 1 November 2016 and 1 October 2017. [Product Details...]