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Author Topic: Those Who Contract Hepatitis C at Birth Develop Cirrhosis Earlier  (Read 2392 times)

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People who contract hepatitis C virus (HCV) from their mothers at birth, or perinatally, tend to develop cirrhosis at younger ages than those who contracted the virus during childhood but via other routes, MedPage Today reports.

Publishing their findings in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers conducted a retrospective review of 1,049 people who contracted HCV before age 18 and were enrolled in the HCV Research United Kingdom Clinical Database and Biobank in 2016 and 2017.

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