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Meta-analysis: interferon for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in dialysis patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
11-12
Pages
1071–1081
Identifiers
PMID: 14653826
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Tolerance to initial interferon monotherapy was lower in dialysis than nonuremic patients with chronic hepatitis C. However, more than one-third of haemodialysis patients with chronic hepatitis C have been successfully treated with interferon. Longer duration of interferon monotherapy does not appear to have a beneficial effect on the response rate. Further studies are warranted to define the optimal anti-viral regimen for chronic hepatitis C in dialysis population.

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