EASL 2015: Heavy Alcohol Use Is Strongest Predictor of Liver Damage and Death in French Hepatitis C Patients
- Category: HCV Disease Progression
- Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00
- Written by Keith Alcorn
People with hepatitis C have a much greater risk of liver-related hospitalization or death if they have an alcohol use disorder or another serious comorbidity such as HIV infection, chronic kidney disease, or cancer, according to an analysis of everyone hospitalized in France between 2008 and 2012 presented at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 50th International Liver Congress last week in Vienna. In the absence of these problems, however, people with hepatitis C did not have an increased risk of death compared to the general population.