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Editorial - Virology Research Journal (2017) Volume 1, Issue 1

Hepatitis C-related diabetes melltius: A health dilemma too necessary to consider

The suggestion of a possible association between diabetes mellitus and chronic HCV infection has revolutionized our recent understanding of non-communicable diseases. The initial idea behind this association was higher prevalence of diabetes mellitus among patients with cirrhosis due to chronic HCV infection compared to those with non-HCV-related cirrhosis (Gane, 2012). However, this was not always true, as some studies did not find an excess prevalence of diabetes mellitus in HCV-infected patients (Marmo, 1998., Imazeki, 2008).

Author(s): Fatemeh Farshadpour, Reza Taherkhani

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