Hepatitis C virus infection in a population with high incidence of type 2 diabetes: impact on diabetes complications.

@article{Chehadeh2011HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus infection in a population with high incidence of type 2 diabetes: impact on diabetes complications.},
  author={Wassim Chehadeh and Susan Silpi Kurien and Nabila A Abdella and Abdullah Ben-Nakhi and Monira Al-Arouj and Thaier Almuaili and Obaid Al-Mutairi and Widad Al-Nakib},
  journal={Journal of infection and public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={200-6}
}
A growing number of reports suggest a connection between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the association of HCV infection with diabetes-related complications has not yet been clarified. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HCV infection in T2D-patients in Kuwait which has a high incidence of type 2 diabetes, and to investigate the association between HCV viremia and diabetes-related complications. A total of 438 patients with T2D (325… CONTINUE READING