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Patient Recruitment

Chronic Hepatitis C Liver Disease

Understanding Complications of Liver Disease After Cure of Hepatitis C Infection

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Doctors at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases are conducting a study to better understand complications that can occur after the hepatitis C virus has been cured. Researchers want to determine why cirrhosis, liver cancer and other liver related complications may occur after treatment.

What the study may involve:

  • 12 week treatment of hepatitis C infection
  • Monitoring the health of your liver with blood tests and liver imaging
  • Liver biopsy to assess the amount of scar tissue
  • Continued outpatient monitoring by an NIH liver physician
  • There is no cost for study-related visits, medications, or tests
  • Compensation may be provided

You can participate if you are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C in the last 6 months
  • In good general health
  • Not infected with the HIV virus
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding

The NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital located in Bethesda, MD Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center
Office of Patient Recruitment
866-999-5553 (refer to study 18-DK-0091)
800-877-8339 TTY / ASCII
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Or go online:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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This page last updated on 10/21/2021

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