Thyroid Disorders Common with Hepatitis C
- Thyroid Disorders Common with Hepatitis C
Thu Jul 8, 2004 12:13 PM ET
By Will Boggs, MD
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a significantly increased rate of thyroid abnormalities, according to a new report.
This association "implies that these patients should be screened for thyroid function on a periodic basis," lead author Dr. Alessandro Antonelli from the University of Pisa School of Medicine, Italy, told Reuters Health. "A substantial proportion -- 13 percent in our series -- have hypothyroidism, and thus might benefit from treatment."
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