Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Hepatitis C: A Review

  title={Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Hepatitis C: A Review},
  author={William Perry and Robin C. Hilsabeck and Tarek I. Hassanein},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a common blood-borne illness that affects up to 2% of the world’s population and almost 4 million Americans. Cognitive impairment, or difficulty with thinking, has become a well-established symptom in persons with end stage liver disease. It was previously assumed that cognitive impairment was a consequence of cirrhosis-associated hepatic encephalopathy. Recent evidence, however, suggests that approximately one-third of people with chronic HCV experience cognitive… CONTINUE READING


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