January - March 2017
Mortality in Hepatitis C Populations: Another Battle Against Drugs and Alcohol
Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Scotland
In the era of efficacious and well-tolerated treat- ment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, there is an expanding population of individuals who achieve viral eradication. This in turn has generated a need to determine the impact of liver-related mor- bidity and mortality, particularly liver decompensation and hepatocellular carcinoma, in populations achiev- ing sustained viral response (SVR), and how they correlate with that of the general population.