Patients with HCV responsive to alcohol intervention

Patients with current or prior hepatitis C infection were willing to engage in alcohol intervention including counseling and referral to treatment when encouraged by liver medical providers, according to data published in Hepatology.“Alcohol use in the setting of HCV infection is associated with increased rates of fibrosis progression, liver-related mortality, and overall mortality,” Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, PhD, from the Duke Global Health Institute in North Carolina, and colleagues wrote, citing that patients with HCV were 1.3 times more likely to be excessive drinkers comparedRead More

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