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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cirrhosis and hepatitis C to be discussed at forum

Ireland must prepare for a significant surge in liver disease over the next 20 years due to the prevalence of the disease among hepatitis C sufferers, a paper to be delivered at a conference this weekend claims.

Dr Lelia Thornton of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre is due to address the Irish Society of Gastroenterology meeting in Kilkenny on Saturday. She will deliver a paper entitled Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in Ireland.


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