Researchers suggest testing for hepatitis during colonoscopy visit

04/8/2013 | Healio

Researchers who screened patients ages 50 to 65 for hepatitis during an appointment for a colonoscopy said it may be an effective way to achieve widespread testing. Their report in The American Journal of Gastroenterology said 36% of patients had at least one chronic hepatitis risk factor, such as having a tattoo before the year 2000, having an STD, or reporting a history of high-risk sexual or drug-use behaviors.

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