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Liver steatosis in patients with HCV infection
Dorota Dybowska, Waldemar Halota, Dorota Kozielewicz
Medical Science Review - Hepatologia 2011; 11 49-51
aaICID: 970918
Article type: Review article
IC™ Value: 3.40
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The prevalence of steatosis in patients with HCV infection is about 50%. It is one
of the causes that induce progression of liver injury and resistance for standard treatment.
Fatty liver is a direct effect of viral activity in genotype 3 HCV infection whereas in other genotypes
infection it is an effect of metabolic factors depending on the host such as: obesity,
hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes type 2 and alcohol consumption. In these patients
changes in life style and dietary restriction could be helpful for improving liver disease and
increasing SVR frequency.

ICID 970918

DOI 10.5604/17305039.970918
 
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