TITLE

A PROSPECTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS RESPONSE TO THREE MONTHS OF COMBINATION TREATMENT IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS C INFECTION

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA82
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Clinical trials suggest treating genotype 1 hepatitis C with combination treatment for 12 months and genotype 2/3 for 6 months. However, this prolonged course of treatment reduces compliance and puts enormous strain on budgets, thereby limiting its use. This study has shown that 3 months treatment may be adequate for patients with genotype 2/3 hepatitis C; however the higher role of relapse in genotype 1 may indicate the need for 6-12 months combination therapy.
ACCESSION #
13219137

 

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