• Parkinson's disease rates lower in patients treated vs. untreated for HCV

    One year ago - By Healio

    Patients who received interferon-based antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C had a significantly lower incidence rate of Parkinson's disease compared with untreated patients, according to an analysis published in JAMA Neurology.
    “Chronic HCV infection not only affects the liver but also is a risk factor in extrahepatic diseases, such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and stroke,” Wey-Yil Lin, MD, from the Landseed International Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues wrote. “The lower rate of
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