Management of hepatitis C virus infection in heavy drinkers.

  title={Management of hepatitis C virus infection in heavy drinkers.},
  author={Charlotte E Costentin and J B Trabut and Vincent Mallet and St{\'e}phane Darbeda and V{\'e}ronique Th{\'e}pot and Bertrand Nalpas and B{\'e}atrice Badin de Montjoye and B{\'e}atrice Lavielle and Ana{\"i}s Vallet-Pichard and Philippe Sogni and Stanislas Pol},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  volume={48 3},
AIM Optimal management of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is controversial in heavy drinkers. We compared the management of HCV infection of heavy drinkers with that of patients without a history of alcohol abuse. METHODS In a retrospective case-control study, 69 HCV-infected heavy drinkers [daily alcohol consumption at referral above 60 g/day, hereafter 'alcohol group'] were compared with matched HCV-infected patients with low alcohol consumption (<40 g/day, 'control group'). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING


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