Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Christophe Hezode, MD Biography

Title:
Researcher in the Department of Hepatology-Gastroenterology at Hôpital Henri Mondor
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“This study shows a strong link between daily cannabis consumption and fibrosis [scar-like tissue] progression rate in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

Daily cannabis consumption should be avoided in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Patients with HCV infection who smoke cannabis to help with fatigue or appetite should really be aware that daily consumption could exacerbate their disease.”

Presentation, 55th Annual Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases/Viral Liver Disease, Oct. 31, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Researcher, Department of Hepatology-Gastroenterology, Hôpital Henri Mondor, Creteil, France
Education:
  • MD, school unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?