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Study links diabetes to prevalence of HBV, HCV

A cross-sectional study found that hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections were more prevalent in patients with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to data from Ethiopia published in the Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. The researchers also found that a history of blood transfusion and unprotected sex were risk factors for hepatitis B infection while positivity for hepatitis C virus was significantly associated with type 2 diabetes.

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