Chronic liver diseases associated with COVID-19 mortality

Chronic liver diseases, including decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, were associated with increased mortality in patients with COVID-19, according to study results.“Identifying predictors of mortality will allow for risk stratification of patients with chronic liver disease affected by COVID-19 and help improve health care delivery,” Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD, of Stanford University, and colleagues wrote. “To comprehensively characterize the clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with chronic liver disease, we undertook a multicenter, observationalRead More

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