Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in Italy: the slowly unraveling mystery

Microbes Infect. 2000 Nov;2(14):1757-63. doi: 10.1016/s1286-4579(00)01332-0.


In spite of the large diffusion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and its high association with liver disease, the epidemiology of HCV in Italy is still unclear. This review collects all the data available on the prevalence and incidence of HCV infection in Italy and compares them with those reported in other countries.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genotype
  • Hepacivirus* / genetics
  • Hepatitis C / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Italy / epidemiology
  • Prevalence