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Prolonged treatment with pegylated interferon alpha 2b plus ribavirin improves sustained virological response in chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 patients with late response in a clinical real-life setting in Japan.

Authors
  • Watanabe, Sumio
  • Enomoto, Nobuyuki
  • Koike, Kazuhiko
  • Izumi, Namiki
  • Takikawa, Hajime
  • Hashimoto, Etsuko
  • Moriyasu, Fuminori
  • Kumada, Hiromitsu
  • Imawari, Michio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2010
Volume
40
Issue
2
Pages
135–144
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1872-034X.2009.00567.x
PMID: 19788694
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with CHCV genotype 1 infection should be treated with PEG-IFN plus ribavirin combination therapy as early as possible, and 72 weeks' treatment is recommended in patients with LVR regardless of age.

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