August 27, 2015
Researchers in Egypt found a significant correlation between various endogenous cytokines and cognitive impairment among a cohort of Egyptian children with hepatitis C virus infection, according to published findings.
“Chronic HCV infection may cause many extrahepatic manifestations, one of which affects the central nervous system,” the researchers wrote. “About one-third of patients with chronic HCV infection with compensated cirrhosis have cognitive dysfunction. … Little is known about how HCV infection affects cognitive function in children, so studies to assess the impact of HCV infection on cognitive function in children are needed.”