Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence estimation in the adult general population in Belgium : a meta-analysis.

Last updated on 2-5-2023 by Elena Debock

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Although multiple HCV prevalence studies were recently performed in the general population from Belgium, they suffer from a lack of geographical representativeness, an insufficient number of participants or a lack of inclusion of high prevalence groups. The aim of this study is to provide robust information on the HCV burden. METHODS: Recently performed HCV prevalence studies in the general, adult population were included in this study, based on well-defined selection criteria. A meta-analysis was performed to estimate the seroprevalence, the prevalence of part…

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