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The role of general practitioners in managing and treating hepatitis C

Margaret E Hellard, Yung-Hsuan J Wang and Rachel Sacks-Davis
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (4): 239.
Published online: 15 February 2010

In reply: Duggan and Duggan are correct to highlight the well recognised role of alcohol consumption in progression of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Alcohol consumption has been found to increase viral load and accelerate hepatic fibrosis in HCV infection.1,2

  • Margaret E Hellard
  • Yung-Hsuan J Wang
  • Rachel Sacks-Davis

  • Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: hellard@burnet.edu.au

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