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World J Hepatol. Nov 8, 2016; 8(31): 1295-1308
Published online Nov 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i31.1295
Alcohol use disorder and its impact on chronic hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus infections
Daniel Fuster, Arantza Sanvisens, Ferran Bolao, Inmaculada Rivas, Jordi Tor, Robert Muga
Daniel Fuster, Arantza Sanvisens, Jordi Tor, Robert Muga, Department of Internal Medicine, Addiction Unit, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, 08916 Badalona, Spain
Ferran Bolao, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, IDIBELL, 08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Inmaculada Rivas, Municipal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Centro Delta), IMSP, 08916 Badalona, Spain
Author contributions: Fuster D performed the literature search and drafted the first version of the manuscript; Sanvisens A and Muga R provided feedback for the first version and suggested additional references; all authors edited and provided feedback around the updated version of the review and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Institute of Health Carlos, ISCIII: European fund for regional development (FEDER), Nos. RETICS RD 12/0028/0006 and RD16/0017/0003; Ministry of Health, Social Services, and Equality, Nos. PNSD 2014/042 and PNSD 2015/027.
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Correspondence to: Daniel Fuster, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Addiction Unit, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Carretera de Canyet, S/N, 08916 Badalona, Spain.
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Received: May 4, 2016
Peer-review started: May 6, 2016
First decision: July 4, 2016
Revised: August 4, 2016
Accepted: August 27, 2016
Article in press: August 29, 2016
Published online: November 8, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: The present review is focused on alcohol use disorder and hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, as well as HCV/HIV co-infection.