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Hepatic steatosis and chronic hepatitis C
Małgorzata Pawłowska, Waldemar Halota
Medical Science Review - Hepatologia 2007; 7 56-59
aaICID: 485989
Article type: Review article
IC™ Value: 2.88
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Steatosis occurs frequently in hepatitis C. The mechanisms leading to this lesion are different according to HCV genotypes. In HCV-3 steatosis is connected with viral load, in other with body mass index. Steatosis affects the natural course of HCV infection. It is associated with fibrosis, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, impairment of the response to antiviral
treatment and carcinogenesis. In patients infected with HCV-3 genotype antiviral treatment is efficient and connected with reduction of steatosis.

ICID 485989
 
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