Mechanisms of Synergy Between Alcohol and Hepatitis C Virus

  title={Mechanisms of Synergy Between Alcohol and Hepatitis C Virus},
  author={A. Singal and B. Anand},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology},
  • A. Singal, B. Anand
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Background Since the discovery of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), extensive literature has emerged on alcohol and HCV interaction. Goal To understand the impact of alcohol and HCV infection on the severity of liver disease and the mechanisms of interaction between the two. Study Of 1269 articles (1991 to 2006) searched through MEDLINE and cited cross references, 133 were thoroughly reviewed to assess: (a) prevalence of combined alcohol use and HCV, (b) severity of liver disease (c) treatment… CONTINUE READING
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