Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Patients with End-stage Renal Disease

Chen-Hua Liu; Jia-Horng Kao


J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;26(2):228-239. 

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Long-term Outcome after IFN-based Therapy

ESRD patients with HCV infection who achieve an SVR are shown to have greater improvements in liver histology and quality of life than those who fail to achieve an SVR after IFN-based therapy.[116,128,175,176] Furthermore, patients with an SVR have decreased liver histology progression at the post-RT stage.[175] Several studies indicated that patients with an SVR can maintain long-term, undetectable serum HCV-RNA and normalized ALT levels, either at maintenance dialysis or after RT.[121,122,177]


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