Management of Chronic Hepatitis C at a Primary Health Clinic in the High-Burden Context of Karachi, Pakistan

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618908
Title:
Management of Chronic Hepatitis C at a Primary Health Clinic in the High-Burden Context of Karachi, Pakistan
Authors:
Capileno, YA; Van den Bergh, R; Donchunk, D; Hinderaker, SG; Hamid, S; Auat, R; Khalid, GG; Fatima, R; Yaqoob, A; Van Overloop, C
Journal:
PloS One
Abstract:
The burden of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in Pakistan is among the highest in the world, with a reported national HCV prevalence of 6.7% in 2014. In specific populations, such as in urban communities in Karachi, the prevalence is suspected to be higher. Interferon-free treatment for chronic HCV infection (CHC) could allow scale up, simplification and decentralization of treatment to such communities. We present an interim analysis over the course of February-December 2015 of an interferon-free, decentralised CHC programme in the community clinic in Machar Colony, Karachi, Pakistan.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
27-Apr-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618908
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0175562
PubMed ID:
28448576
Submitted date:
2017-05-08
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorCapileno, YAen
dc.contributor.authorVan den Bergh, Ren
dc.contributor.authorDonchunk, Den
dc.contributor.authorHinderaker, SGen
dc.contributor.authorHamid, Sen
dc.contributor.authorAuat, Ren
dc.contributor.authorKhalid, GGen
dc.contributor.authorFatima, Ren
dc.contributor.authorYaqoob, Aen
dc.contributor.authorVan Overloop, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-08T18:15:19Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-08T18:15:19Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-27-
dc.date.submitted2017-05-08-
dc.identifier.citationManagement of Chronic Hepatitis C at a Primary Health Clinic in the High-Burden Context of Karachi, Pakistan. 2017, 12 (4):e0175562 PLoS ONEen
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid28448576-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0175562-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618908-
dc.description.abstractThe burden of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in Pakistan is among the highest in the world, with a reported national HCV prevalence of 6.7% in 2014. In specific populations, such as in urban communities in Karachi, the prevalence is suspected to be higher. Interferon-free treatment for chronic HCV infection (CHC) could allow scale up, simplification and decentralization of treatment to such communities. We present an interim analysis over the course of February-December 2015 of an interferon-free, decentralised CHC programme in the community clinic in Machar Colony, Karachi, Pakistan.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen
dc.titleManagement of Chronic Hepatitis C at a Primary Health Clinic in the High-Burden Context of Karachi, Pakistanen
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen

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