Virus dell'epatite C e diabete mellito tipo 2

Translated title of the contribution: Hepatitis C virus and type 2 diabetes mellitus

V. Guglielmi, M. Tutino, V. Guerra

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Aim. In literature there are many reports on hepatitis C virus (HCV) and type 2 diabetes mellitus association. However, many authors have proved this association in anti-HCV positive patients affected by cirrhosis. Thus, type 2 diabetes mellitus has been associated to cirrhosis rather than to HCV. Methods. We wanted to verify the type 2 diabetes mellitus prevalence in 3 606 anti-HCV positive patients both cirrhotic and noncirrhotic. The results obtained have been compared with those of 1 053 HBsAg positive patients. All the patients were hospitalised for the first time in our institute between January 1991 and December 2003. Results. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is more frequently associated to cirrhotic rather than to noncirrhotic patients, but between the 2 groups of patients (anti-HCV and HBsAg positive) HCV increases type 2 diabetes mellitus association significantly. Conclusion. Hepatic cirrhosis and HCV make easier the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Translated title of the contributionHepatitis C virus and type 2 diabetes mellitus
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Medica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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