Steatosis and chronic hepatitis C virus infection: mechanisms and significance.


Journal Article (Review)

Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and steatosis are common entities that have the potential to interact synergistically and result in significant morbidity. Steatosis is frequently observed in CHC and seems to have a significant impact on the natural history of the disease with respect to development of fibrosis and reducing the virologic response to current therapy. Research efforts should continue to focus on delineating the complex viral and host interactions involved in the pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related steatosis. This may provide novel future therapeutic strategies that may help modulate disease progression in relation to steatosis in HCV infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Patel, K; Zekry, A; McHutchison, JG

Published Date

  • August 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 399 - vi

PubMed ID

  • 16023973

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16023973

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-3261

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cld.2005.05.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States