Trends in Mortality in Hepatitis C Infection and Alcoholic Liver Disease based on Drug Overdose in the United States. Journal of viral hepatitis Kim, D. n., Alshuwaykh, O. S., Cholankeril, G. n., Wong, R. J., Ahmed, A. n. 2020


We examined trends in mortality from hepatitis C virus (HCV) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in the setting of drug overdose. Using US Census and national mortality records (2009-2018), we identified deaths with HCV infection, ALD, and drug overdose. HCV-related mortality without drug overdose increased up to 2014, followed by a marked decrease. Mortality from HCV and drug overdose increased significantly. Whereas ALD-related mortality without drug overdose continued to rise, no significant trend from ALD with drug overdose was noted. HCV-related mortalities reduced after the introduction of DAA agents, while drug overdose-related mortality was constantly increased.

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