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STEATOSIS IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS C: WHY DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
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    Re: Steatosis in chronic Hepatitis C
    • Tarik Asselah, MD, PhD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Patrick Marcellin and Francesco Negro

    Dear Editor,

    We appreciate the interest of Guidi et al. according our review about the relevance of steatosis in chronic hepatitis C.[1] We would like to outline three points according to their comments: the prevalence of steatosis in regard to genotype; the role of necroinflammation; the relationship between steatosis and treatment outcome.

    Firstly, several studies have observed a significant association...

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    Steatosis in Chronic Hepatitis C
    • Marcello Guidi, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Paolo Muratori, Alessandro Granito, Luigi Muratori, Marco Lenzi and Francesco B. Bianchi

    Dear Editor,

    we read with great interest the review by Asselah et al. (1), about the relevance of steatosis in chronic hepatitis C. They properly report that steatosis occurs more frequently in patients with chronic hepatitis C (55%) than in the general population (20-30%) of adults in the Western world (2), and that it is associated with various factors, including obesity, high alcohol consumption, diabetes melli...

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