Metabolic disorders associated with chronic hepatitis C: impact of genotype and ethnicity.

@article{Serst2010MetabolicDA,
  title={Metabolic disorders associated with chronic hepatitis C: impact of genotype and ethnicity.},
  author={Thomas Serst{\'e} and Marcel Nkuize and Rami Moucari and Marc van Gossum and Marijke Reynders and Robert Scheen and Françoise Vertongen and Michel Buset and Jean Pierre Mulkay and Patrick Marcellin},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1131-6}
}
BACKGROUND & AIM Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, especially those with genotypes 1 and 4, have an increased risk of developing metabolic disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations among metabolic disorders, ethnicity and genotype in a large cohort of patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). PATIENTS AND METHODS All consecutive patients with CHC who were seen in our hepato-gastroenterology unit between January 2002 and September 2008 were included… CONTINUE READING

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