Hepatitis C and alcohol

Eugene R. Schiff, Nuri Ozden

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Abstract

Patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) who drink heavily are likely to suffer more severe liver injury, promoting disease progression to cirrhosis and increasing their risk for liver cancer. Some research, although not conclusive, suggests that even moderate drinking may spur liver damage in HCV-infected patients. Research areas that have the greatest potential for developing more effective treatment options include HCV virology, immunology, animal models, and the mechanisms of liver injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-239
Number of pages8
JournalAlcohol Research and Health
Volume27
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Alcoholic liver cirrhosis
  • Amount of AOD use
  • Apoptosis
  • Biochemical mechanism
  • Chronic AODE (alcohol and other drug effects)
  • Disease course
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender differences
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Inflammation
  • Mutation
  • Risk factors
  • RNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Schiff, E. R., & Ozden, N. (2003). Hepatitis C and alcohol. Alcohol Research and Health, 27(3), 232-239.