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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 7, 2014; 20(13): 3410-3417
Published online Apr 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i13.3410
Table 3 Main characteristics of the studies which evaluated the association between hepatitis C virus and stroke
Ref.Type of studyCountryHCV+ (n)HCV- (n)Comment
Studies showing association
Forssen et al[42], 2009Population retrospectiveUnited States2191967109
Gutierrez et al[43], 2012Population retrospectiveUnited States--NHANES (2005-2010)
Liao et al[44], 2012Population cohortTaiwan409416376
Hsu et al[45], 2013Cohort retrospectiveTaiwan287512450
Adinolfi et al[9], 2013Cohort retrospectiveItaly79741Hospitalized
Studies showing no association
Younossi et al[40], 2013Population retrospectiveUnited States17319568NHANES (1999-2010)