Central nervous system changes in hepatitis C virus infection.

  title={Central nervous system changes in hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Daniel M. Forton and S. D. Taylor-Robinson and Howard Thomas},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  volume={18 4},
Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection frequently describe neuropsychological symptoms. Although hepatic encephalopathy is the best established neurological association of HCV infection, there is a growing body of literature on cerebral dysfunction, occurring at an early stage of chronic HCV infection, well before the development of cirrhosis. In this review we describe recent studies that have documented mild, but significant neurocognitive impairment in HCV infection. These… CONTINUE READING


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