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Title: Curing Hepatitis C Improves Cognitive Function and Quality of Life
Post by: iana5252 on November 10, 2021, 03:17:40 pm
Successful treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) led to improvement in cognitive function in people with and without liver cirrhosis, according to study results published in the European Journal of Neurology.

“These data indicate that HCV-associated cognitive impairment may be a reversible component of cognitive decline and may constitute an indication of treatment independently of the stage of liver disease,” wrote the researchers.

Chronic hepatitis C can lead to severe liver complications, including cirrhosis and liver cancer, but it has also been linked to other conditions, including neuropsychiatric problems that affect daily functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Learning, memory, attention, executive function and visual-spatial ability are some of the cognitive functions that may be adversely affected. But whether hep C treatment can reverse these complications is not well understood.

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