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U of A researchers find link with hepatitis C

Edmonton is a hotbed for hepatitis C and researchers at the University of Alberta (U of A) have found a connection between the disease and neurological issues in some patients.

Edmonton is a hotbed for hepatitis C and researchers at the University of Alberta (U of A) have found a connection between the disease and neurological issues in some patients.

Neurologist Chris Power and his team say they now have an understanding about the cause of neurological symptoms, which can lead to the development of future treatments for people with hepatitis C.

“There’s a lot of hep C here. We have a fairly big intravenous drug using population,” Power said, regarding the role the U of A played in his research.

“It tells us we need to be vigilant for neurological problems among people who have hepatitis C and we also want to think about how we could affectively treat these symptoms.”

 
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