Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with the development of severe liver disease, but cofactors – namely alcohol abuse – in Scotland’s HCV-positive population complicate estimation of the unique contribution of HCV. We compared the risk of hospital admission/death for a liver-related cause in a large cohort of Glasgow’s injecting drug users (IDUs) testing HCV-positive with IDUs testing HCV negative.
- hepatitis C
- alcohol use
- liver disease
- injecting drug users
McDonald, S. A., Hutchinson, S. J., Mills, P. R., Bird, S. M., Cameron, S., Dillon, J. F., & Goldberg, D. J. (2011). The influence of hepatitis C and alcohol on liver-related morbidity and mortality in Glasgow’s injecting drug user population. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 18(4), e126-e133. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2893.2010.01380.x