What are good prognostic factors for response to interferon alfa (IFN-a) treatment in patients with hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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High levels of aminotransferases, a low viral load, and infection with the wild type virus are good prognostic factors for response to IFN-a treatment. However, Asian patients and patients with the precore mutant virus tend to not have a clinical response to IFN-a treatment.


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