Mortality from hepatitis C is predicted to increase in the United States as the number of persons with long-standing chronic infection grows. The co-occurrence of other medical conditions can substantially alter the clinical course of hepatitis C disease and hepatitis C is capable of causing or exacerbating several other hepatic and extrahepatic conditions.First, any death with hepatitis C as the underlying cause of death was included ( ICD-9 codes 070.4 and 070.5 and ICD-10 codes B17.1 and B18.2). Second, any death with chronic liver disease as the underlying cause (primary liver cancer, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Hepatitis C Mortality and Associated Co-morbid Conditions: Analysis of United States Multiple-cause-of-death Data|
|Author||:||Matthew Eric Wise|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|