Too many people with viral hepatitis are diagnosed late - with dire consequences

Jeffrey V. Lazarus (Lead / Corresponding author), Camila Picchio, John F. Dillon, Jürgen K. Rockstroh, Nina Weis, Maria Buti

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Late presentation to hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus care is common, hindering global efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with liver disease. Models of care promoting and simplifying early testing of viral hepatitis are needed if we are to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-452
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Issue number8
Early online date19 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2019



  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Hepatitis B, Chronic/diagnosis
  • Hepatitis C, Chronic/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Point-of-Care Testing

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