Metabolic Factors Associated with Hepatic Steatosis and Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients
_ABSTRACT_ OBJECTIVE: Hepatic steatosis is a common histological feature in chronic hepatitis C (CHC), but its pathogenic mechanisms are not completely understood. We aimed to evaluate the metabolic factors associated with hepatic steatosis and fibrosis in CHC patients, and the relation between metabolic syndrome (MS) and CHC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 71 patients with CHC infection who underwent ... Read more