Yasri S. Expected advantage of general screening for hepatitis C in donated blood for prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma: a report from endemic setting. Adv Trop Med Pub Health Int. 2019; 9: 1 - 4.
Hepatocellular carcinoma is an important cancer seen worldwide. The high prevalence is seen in tropical Asia and is related to several underlying factors including to hepatitis virus infection. the hepatitis C virus is a carcinogenic pathogen that can induced hepatocellular carcinogenesis. This virus is transmittable via blood contact and the blood transfusion is an important cause of disease transmission. The screening for hepatitis C virus in donated blood is the proposed method for prevention of disease transmission. In this article, the authors summarize and present the expected advantage of general screening for hepatitis C in donated blood for prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma. Although the cost per utility of the screening is high it is still less expensive than the cost for management of hepatitis C related hepatocellular case.
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prevention ;, hepatitis C ;, prevention ; blood ;, donation