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Guillain-Barre Syndrome Linked to Hepatitis C Virus Infection

The development of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) has demonstrated an association with existing hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and mixed cryoglobulinemia, according to a case study published in BMC Infectious Diseases. The subtype severe acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy was classified as a subtype of GBS through electromyography, associated with severe clinical presentation. Researchers noted that only…

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Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents Safe for Hepatitis C

Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) exposure may not be associated with higher rates of any serious adverse events when used for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. At this time, there are approximately 2.4 million individuals living in the United States who are infected with HCV. Further, 28% of…

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