The influence of hepatitis C and alcohol on liver-related morbidity and mortality in Glasgow’s injecting drug user population

S.A. McDonald, S.J. Hutchinson, P.R. Mills, S.M. Bird, S. Cameron, J.F. Dillon, D.J. Goldberg

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e126-e133
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Viral Hepatitis
Volume18
Issue number4
Early online date22 Oct 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • hepatitis C
  • alcohol use
  • liver disease
  • injecting drug users

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