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Consistent high prevalence of undiagnosed blood-borne virus infection in patients attending large urban emergency departments in England.

Authors
  • Hopkins, Mark J1
  • Todd, Stacy2
  • Beadsworth, Mike2
  • Anderson, Charlotte3
  • Mohamed, Zameer4
  • Muir, David5
  • Vivancos, Roberto3
  • Brown, Ashley S4
  • Ruf, Murad6
  • Chawla, Anu1
  • 1 Department of Infection and Immunity, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
  • 2 Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
  • 3 Field Service, National Infection Service, Public Health England, UK.
  • 4 Department of Hepatology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.
  • 5 Department of Infection and Immunity, Northwest London Pathology, London, UK.
  • 6 Medical Department, Gilead Sciences, London, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Viral Hepatitis
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Aug 26, 2019
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jvh.13197
PMID: 31448490
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Understanding local viral hepatitis and HIV epidemiology is essential if WHO elimination targets are to be achieved. We demonstrate a consistently high prevalence of undiagnosed active infection in urban emergency department attendees in England, with variations in local risk groups crucial to informing targeted testing initiatives. © The Authors. Journal of Viral Hepatitis published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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