Chronic Viral Hepatitis B and C Infections Linked to Higher Cirrhosis and HCC Risk Than MASLD

19 Feb 2024 • Over a 15-year follow-up study, MASLD significantly heightened the risk of cirrhosis & hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) or C infections.

  • While MASLD markedly elevated the combined risks of cirrhosis or HCC, the risk was notably higher when comparing CHB or C infection with MASLD.
  • Chronic Viral Hepatitis B and C outweighed MASLD in the associated risk of cirrhosis and HCC
  • Even among patients receiving antivirals, MASLD remained a significant factor in increased risks of cirrhosis and HCC.

These findings underscore the need to prioritize treatment of chronic viral hepatitis before addressing MASLD.

Source: CGH | Read full story

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