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J Intern Med. 2001 Feb;249(2):111-20.

Hepatitis C in clinical practice.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195-6174, USA.


Hepatitis C virus infection is now one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease. Primary care physicians play an important role in the diagnosis and initial work-up of patients infected with this virus. Understanding which patients may be at risk is the first step. By understanding the correct use of hepatitis C virus diagnostic testing and the risk and benefits of antiviral therapy, providers will be better equipped to screen and counsel their patients.

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