Marijuana Smoking Does Not Accelerate Progression Of Liver Disease In HIV-hepatitis C Coinfection: A Longitudinal Cohort Analysis

Hepatitis HIV/AIDS

Key Findings

In this prospective analysis we found no evidence for an association between marijuana smoking and significant liver fibrosis progression in HIV/HCV coinfection. A slight increase in the hazard of cirrhosis and ESLD with higher intensity of marijuana smoking was attenuated after lagging marijuana exposure, suggesting that reverse causation due to self-medication could explain previous results.

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Link: Marijuana Smoking Does Not Accelerate Progression Of Liver Disease In HIV-hepatitis C Coinfection: A Longitudinal Cohort Analysis

Year: 2013

DOI: 10.1093/cid/cit378


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Hepatitis — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Hepatitis according to the results found in this study.

HIV/AIDS — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of HIV/AIDS according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Cannabis