Delayed Diagnosis and Disparity in Hepatitis C Virus-Infected Immigrants in North America: A Call for Action. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver Emhmed Ali, S. n., Nguyen, M. H. 2020


We read with interest the recent paper by Lapointe-Shaw et al. (1) , which reported that peri-complication HCV diagnosis which occurred within +/- 6 months of developing decompensated cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or undergoing a liver transplant occurred in 4.2 % of those with HCV diagnosis (1,645/39,515), which was 31.6 % of the total cases with end-stage complications (1,645/5,202). In addition, they found only 2.9% (n=133) of those with peri-complication diagnoses were immigrants and that immigrants were less likely to have been diagnosed with HCV as a result of presenting with end-stage liver complications.

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