STUDY Abstract: THU-421 Screening for Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Non-Cirrhotic Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in an Irish Academic Unit – D. Ferguson, et al.
Study Aims and Results: This study investigated the prevalence of neurocognitive dysfunction in Irish HCV patients. Of 431 HCV-positive people, 48% had cognitive dysfunction.
Conclusions: This study’s investigators stressed the importance of screening for cognitive dysfunction in HCV patients, particularly the often overlooked non-cirrhotic patients.
Editorial Comments: This study is still in progress with future plans to release results on the potential reversibility of this neurocognitive dysfunction using exercise intervention or viral eradication.Share This Page