National Hepatitis C Database for infection acquired through blood and blood products

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575422
Title:
National Hepatitis C Database for infection acquired through blood and blood products
Authors:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575422
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Hepatitis C infection is a major cause of illness and death, with an estimated 170 million people chronically infected worldwide. Although hepatitis C is not a new disease, the hepatitis C virus was first identified in 1989 so many aspects of its natural history remain to be clarified. Between 50 and 85% of people infected develop chronic infection. A significant proportion develop progressive fibrosis which can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, usually several decades after infection. However, with the advent of new drug therapies, the disease can now be treated successfully in many people. Approximately 1,700 people were infected with hepatitis C through receipt of contaminated blood and blood products in Ireland. These include women infected through anti-D immunoglobulin, recipients of blood transfusion, people with haemophilia and other blood clotting disorders and people who received treatment for renal disease. On the recommendation of the Consultative Council on Hepatitis C, a database was set up to gather important information on an ongoing basis on this group of people. The fact that most of these people have a known date of infection and are being regularly followed up through a small number of specialist services provides a unique opportunity to carry out research into the natural history of hepatitis C and its treatment. Information collected through the database will also facilitate planning and evaluation of health services. Baseline data collection took place in 2005 and 2006 and a report on these data was published in 2007. The first round of follow-up data collection was then carried out in 2007 and this report describes the main findings from these data.
Keywords:
HEPATITIS C; BLOOD TRANSFUSION; BLOODBORNE TRANSMISSION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T10:56:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-21T10:56:31Zen
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575422en
dc.descriptionHepatitis C infection is a major cause of illness and death, with an estimated 170 million people chronically infected worldwide. Although hepatitis C is not a new disease, the hepatitis C virus was first identified in 1989 so many aspects of its natural history remain to be clarified. Between 50 and 85% of people infected develop chronic infection. A significant proportion develop progressive fibrosis which can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, usually several decades after infection. However, with the advent of new drug therapies, the disease can now be treated successfully in many people. Approximately 1,700 people were infected with hepatitis C through receipt of contaminated blood and blood products in Ireland. These include women infected through anti-D immunoglobulin, recipients of blood transfusion, people with haemophilia and other blood clotting disorders and people who received treatment for renal disease. On the recommendation of the Consultative Council on Hepatitis C, a database was set up to gather important information on an ongoing basis on this group of people. The fact that most of these people have a known date of infection and are being regularly followed up through a small number of specialist services provides a unique opportunity to carry out research into the natural history of hepatitis C and its treatment. Information collected through the database will also facilitate planning and evaluation of health services. Baseline data collection took place in 2005 and 2006 and a report on these data was published in 2007. The first round of follow-up data collection was then carried out in 2007 and this report describes the main findings from these data.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en
dc.subjectHEPATITIS Cen
dc.subjectBLOOD TRANSFUSIONen
dc.subjectBLOODBORNE TRANSMISSIONen
dc.titleNational Hepatitis C Database for infection acquired through blood and blood productsen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
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