STUDY Abstract: THU-395 Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis – J. Söderholm, et al.
Study Aims and Results: The aim of the present study was to investigate the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) in HCV patients. Data were collected from a nationwide population-based register from 2001–2013 in Sweden. The prevalence of MS was lower in those with HCV (0.087% or 37/42,522 subjects) compared with those without HCV (0.27% or 544/202,694 subjects).
Conclusions: This large study found that people with HCV were at a lower risk of developing MS compared with those without the virus.
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