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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
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?