Øget forekomst af depression hos patienter med hepatitis C-infektion

Translated title of the contribution: Increased prevalence of depression in hepatitis C infection patients

Simon Hjerrild, Signe Groth Renvillard, Peter Derek Christian Leutscher, Poul Videbech

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Abstract

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.

Translated title of the contributionIncreased prevalence of depression in hepatitis C infection patients
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume172
Issue number25
Pages (from-to)1889-93
Number of pages5
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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