Hepatitis C treatment eligibility and comorbid medical illness in methadone maintenance (MMT) and non-MMT patients: a case-control study.

@article{Batki2010HepatitisCT,
  title={Hepatitis C treatment eligibility and comorbid medical illness in methadone maintenance (MMT) and non-MMT patients: a case-control study.},
  author={Steven Laszlo Batki and Kelly M Canfield and Emily C Smyth and Robert Ploutz-Snyder and Robert A. Levine},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          359-69
        }
}
Comorbid medical illness is common in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection and in methadone treatment (MMT) patients, yet little is known about the impact of medical illness on HCV treatment eligibility. Medical illness and HCV treatment eligibility were compared in a case-control study of 80 MMT patients entering an HCV treatment trial and 80 matched non-MMT patients entering HCV treatment in a gastroenterology clinic. 91% of MMT and 85% of non-MMT patients had chronic medical… CONTINUE READING
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