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1991; Befrits et al. 1995; Zarski et al. 1993; Caldwell et al. 1991; Nalpas et al. 1992; Oshita et al. 1994). The reason for the higher rate of hepatitis C among alcohol abusers is unclear. With first generation tests, cross-reacting antibodies in patients with cirrhosis may have led to false positive results. It is also possible that alcoholics were more likely to have risk factors for acquiring HCV infection (Brillanti et al. 1991). However, the prevalence remained higher among alcoholics compared to general population after controlling for blood transfusion and injection blood use.
2013). An analysis of the NHANES dataset from 1999 to 2010 using American Diabetes Association criteria for diabetes and prediabetes, found no association between either of these conditions with HCV status. However, elevated alanine aminotransferase and gamma glutamyltransferase levels were closely associated with diabetes regardless of HCV status (Ruhl et al. 2014). Studies have shown that eradication of HCV can lead to improvement and reversal of IR (Kim et al. 2009; Delgado-Borrego et al. 2010; Butt et al.
Thus, variability in genes involved in the immune response may contribute to the ability to clear the virus. In a landmark study, a genetic polymorphism near the IL28B gene, encoding interferon-lambda-3 (IFN-lambda-3), was shown to be strongly associated response to treatment with interferon and spontaneous clearance of HCV (Ge et al. 2009). The C allele of rs 12979860 and G allele of rs8099917 were associated with an almost twofold change in treatment-related clearance of HCV compared to the T allele at both loci (Ge et al.