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Hispanic veterans with HCV at higher risk for cirrhosis, HCC

September 1, 2014

Hispanic veterans with hepatitis C virus infection had a higher risk for developing cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma compared with African-American and non-Hispanic white patients, according to new study results.

Researchers, including Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MSHS, and Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS, of Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, collected and analyzed data from 149,407 patients (mean age, 52.5 years) in the Veterans Administration HCV Clinical Case Registry database between 2000 and 2009. All patients had active hepatitis C virus (HCV) viremia; 56.3% were non-Hispanic whites, 36.1% were African-Americans, 6% were Hispanic, and 1.6% were of other races.

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