Title

Hepatitis C: Does Successful Treatment Alter the Natural History and Quality of Life?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2020

Publication Title

Gastroenterology clinics of North America

Abstract

The cure of chronic hepatitis C infection has a major impact on the morbidity and mortality of infected patients. It is now clear that sustained virologic response improves overall survival and significantly reduces the risk of liver failure, fibrosis progression, need of liver transplantation, and incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma. Moreover, hepatitis C eradication improves a broad range of extrahepatic manifestations, such as dermatologic, neoplastic, cardiovascular, and endocrine, and improves quality of life.

PubMed ID

32389364

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

Volume

49

Issue

2

First Page

301

Last Page

314

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