Table 5.

Cause of Death in Patients With Hepatitis C

Not Treated
Cause of DeathTotal (n = 42)Treated (n = 4)Discussed (n = 14)Not Discussed (n = 24)
CHF = congestive heart failure; MI = myocardial infarction; AIDS = acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
* Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
† Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ruptured cardiac aneurysm (Marfan syndrome), seizure disorder-severe tetraplegia-suffocation.
‡ Renal failure.
End-stage liver disease or hepatocellular carcinoma17269
Cardiovascular diseases (CHF, MI, stroke)8134
Murder or suicide4022
Infectious diseases (pneumonia, AIDS)3003