Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Effect of hepatitis C on insulin resistance in children
Principal Investigator: Maureen Jonas, MD
Department: Gastroenterology, Center for Childhood Liver Disease
Protocol Status: Open for Recruitment
Trial Description: This is a study of insulin and blood sugar in children with chronic hepatitis C. In adults, hepatitis C is associated with diabetes. We are trying to learn if there is a similar association in children. We are also studying some children without hepatitis C to compare results. Blood will be obtained for study testing when blood is being drawn for other reasons.
Recruitment Info: The patient must be less than 30 years of age, have chronic hepatitis C and not be receiving treatment. Further details are available on request.
PI contact: Maureen Jonas, MD
PI phone: Center for Childhood Liver Disease, 617-355-5837