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Cytokines influence impaired cognitive function in children with HCV

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.”

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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

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