TASL, TADE, and DAROC consensus for the screening and management of hepatitis C in patients with diabetes

Ming Lung Yu, Chih Yuan Wang, Mei Hsuan Lee, Horng Yih Ou, Pin Nan Cheng, Shih Te Tu, Jee Fu Huang, Jung Fu Chen, Tsung Hui Hu, Chih Cheng Hsu, Jia Horng Kao, Chien Jen Chen, Han Chieh Lin, Chien Ning Huang

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Abstract

Diabetes mellitus (DM) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are prevalent diseases globally and emerging evidence demonstrates the bidirectional association between the two diseases. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for HCV have a high treatment success rate and can significantly reduce the risks of short and long-term complications of HCV infection. However, despite the evidence of the association between diabetes and HCV and the benefits of anti-HCV treatment, previously published guidelines did not focus on the universal HCV screening for patients with diabetes and their subsequent management once confirmed as having HCV viremia. Nonetheless, screening for HCV among patients with diabetes will contribute to the eradication of HCV infection. Thus, the three major Taiwan medical associations of diabetes and liver diseases endorsed a total of 14 experts in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, diabetology, and epidemiology to convene and formulate a consensus statement on HCV screening and management among patients with diabetes. Based on recent studies and guidelines as well as from real-world clinical experiences, the Taiwan experts reached a consensus that provides a straightforward approach to HCV screening, treatment, and monitoring of patients with diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-220
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume122
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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