Update on Hepatitis C Treatment

, Clinical Instructor, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, and , Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

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February 15, 2001

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Conclusion

Treatment options for HCV infection continue to expand. Whereas SRs of 10% were achieved with IFN monotherapy only several years ago, it may soon be possible to achieve SR rates greater than 50% with combination pegylated IFN and ribavirin. Molecular-based, specific therapeutic strategies are also likely to become a reality in the future, although therapy will remain interferon-based the next several years.

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