Lifestyle changes and beliefs regarding disease severity in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Castra2006LifestyleCA,
  title={Lifestyle changes and beliefs regarding disease severity in patients with chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Laurent Cast{\'e}ra and Aymery Constant and P H Bernard and Victor de Ledinghen and Patrice Couzigou},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={482-8}
}
The aim of this prospective study was to investigate beliefs regarding disease severity and lifestyle changes following hepatitis C diagnosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). One hundred and eighty-five consecutive CHC patients were interviewed by means of self-questionnaires exploring several aspects of their disease. Most patients (93%) identified cirrhosis and liver cancer as the two main complications of CHC. More than half of patients (59%) thought that CHC was always associated… CONTINUE READING
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