The alcoholic patient with hepatitis C virus infection.

  • Edwin Schiff
  • Published 1999 in The American journal of medicine


Chronic alcoholism in patients with chronic hepatitis C hastens disease progression toward development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Approximately 30% of alcoholic patients with liver disease are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), the primary risk factor being a history of injection drug use. The histologic pattern in alcoholics is… (More)


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@article{Schiff1999TheAP, title={The alcoholic patient with hepatitis C virus infection.}, author={Edwin Schiff}, journal={The American journal of medicine}, year={1999}, volume={107 6B}, pages={95S-99S} }