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can alchol cause hcv
May 28, 2005

Can alot of drinking alchol cause Hep C?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Alcohol does not cause hepatitis C which is contracted through exposure to contaminated blood.

However, alcohol can severely accelerate the disease associated with hepatitis C. This has been shown in almost every study which has examined the role of alcohol in liver disease progression.

I tell my patients that stopping alcohol is the first step of their treatment plan. Dr. McGovern

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Sub-optimal response with Adefovir.

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