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Viral Hepatitis in Pakistan: Past, Present, and Future

Amna Subhan Butt, Fatima Sharif

Citation Information : Subhan Butt A, Sharif F. Viral Hepatitis in Pakistan: Past, Present, and Future. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2016; 6 (1):70-81.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1172

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2016


Abstract

Viral hepatitis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and a rising cause for concern in Asian countries. Weather it is blood borne or water/food borne hepatotropic virus, increasing burden is alarming for Asian countries. In this review we have evaluated the existing data to estimate the burden of viral hepatitis in populations of all age groups nationwide, along with an assessment of the risk factors and preventive and management strategies currently employed in Pakistan. The aim of our work is to consolidate and supplement the present knowledge regarding viral hepatitis in light of past and present trends and to provide future direction to the existing health policies.


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