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Fibrosis Faster Among Men With HCV, Study Finds
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Fibrosis Faster Among Men With HCV, Study Finds
Analysis aims to stratify progression among infected

Banff, Canada—In chronic hepatitis C infection, longer duration of infection and genotype 1 infection are independently associated with slower progression of disease, according to researchers in Canada.

Their meta-analysis—an update of the group’s 2008 study—also revealed that male sex and blood transfusion are associated with faster progression.

“We need better estimates of disease progression in hepatitis C–infected individuals,” said Aysegul Erman, MS, a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto, who helped conduct the study. “Studies such as this could offer patients a better understanding of how fast they will progress in their disease.”
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