Øget forekomst af depression hos patienter med hepatitis C-infektion

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  • Centre for Psychiatric Research
  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
The prevalence of depression is increased in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Several aetiological mechanisms are thought to be involved, e.g. premorbid psychiatric disease, genetic disposition to affective disorders, socio-economic factors, stigmatization and possibly HCV neuroinfection. Evidence to support that former intravenous drug abuse increases the risk of depression is lacking. It is particularly important to diagnose and treat depression in HCV patients as it constitutes a relative contraindication to antiviral treatment and may jeopardize therapeutic outcome.
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume172
Issue25
Pages (from-to)1889-93
Number of pages5
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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